Leptopelis concolor Ahl, 1929

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Arthroleptidae > Subfamily: Leptopelinae > Genus: Leptopelis > Species: Leptopelis concolor

Leptopelis concolor Ahl, 1929, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1929: 192. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered according to the original publication; lost according to Poynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 170. Type locality: "Wito [= Witu], Ost-Afrika [= Kenya]".

Leptopelis argenteus concolorSchiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 18.

Leptopelis concolorLanza, 1990, Biogeographia, 14: 412.

English Names

Triad Tree Frog (Broadley, 1974, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 12: 31).

Witu Forest Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 69).

Pale-coloured Tree Frog (Measey, Malonza, and Muchai, 2009, Amph. Taita Hills: 37).

Uniform Tree Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 224).


Coastal lowlands of southern Somalia, southeastern Kenya, and northeastern Tanzania.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania


Resurrected from the synonymy of Leptopelis argenteus by Lanza, 1990, Biogeographia, 14: 412, where it had been placed by Schiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 18. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 295–296, and Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 507-509, provided accounts. Malonza, Lötters, and Measey, 2010, J. E. Afr. Nat. Hist., 99: 56-57, commented on range, habitat, and conservation status in the Taita Hills of Kenya. Measey, Malonza, and Muchai, 2009, Amph. Taita Hills: 32-34, provided a brief account and photo for the Taita Hills, Kenya. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 66–67, provided a brief account for the Taita Hills and coastal region of Kenya and Tanzania. Spawls, Wasonga, and Drewes, 2019, Amph. Kenya: 7, provided a range map for Kenya, photograph, and brief characterization.

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