Leptopelis diffidens Tiutenko and Zinenko, 2021

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

Leptopelis diffidens Tiutenko and Zinenko, 2021, ZooKeys, 1023: 127. Holotype: ZSM 81/2019, by original designation. Type locality: "Between rivers Welmel and Yadot, Harenna Forest, Bale Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (6°35′N, 39°45′E)". http://zoobank.org/E059D4EF-FFD4-40ED-B24F-A12AB7A998EF 

English Names

None noted. 


Harenna Forest, Bale Mountains, where it occurs at elevations of 1400–2300 m, Oromia Region, southeastern Ethiopia.  

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ethiopia

Endemic: Ethiopia


The external morphology, advertisement call, and genetic markers are discussed in the original publication. See notes on this species by Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, Kassie Teme, and Boissinot, 2022, ZooKeys, 1128: 89. 

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