Arthroleptis brevipes Ahl, 1924

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Arthroleptidae > Subfamily: Arthroleptinae > Genus: Arthroleptis > Species: Arthroleptis brevipes

Arthroleptis brevipes Ahl, 1924, Arch. Naturgesch., Abt. A,, 90: 252. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered according to the original publication. ZMB 26978, according to D. Blackburn (personal. comm.). Type locality: "Bismarckburg, Togo".

Abroscaphus brevipesLaurent, 1957, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 56: 274–275, by implication.

English Names

Togo Screeching Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 37).

Short-legged Squeaker (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 260). 


Known only from the type locality (Bismarckburg, Togo); possibly Atewa in adjacent Ghana.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Togo

Likely/Controversially Present: Ghana

Endemic: Togo


Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99–172, summarized the literature. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 260–261, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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