Leptopelis nordequatorialis Perret, 1966

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

Leptopelis anchietae nordequatorialis Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 434. Holotype: MHNG 1004.8, by original designation. Type locality: "Bangwe", Bamiléké, Cameroon.

Leptopelis nordequatorialisAmiet and Schiøtz, 1974, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 17: 148. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 301.

English Names

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

Montane Tree Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 218).


Montane savannas, 1000-2000 m elevation on the plateau of central and western Cameroon and Mambilla Plateau in eastern Nigeria; possibly northeastern Dem. Rep. Congo, although this is doubtful (see comment).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon, Nigeria


See comments under Leptopelis anchietae and Leptopelis oryi. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 522-528. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 116, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 301–302, provided a brief account and map. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 218–219, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Kako-Wanzalire, Mongo, Ilonga, Mapoli, Mbumba, Neema, Tungaluna, Itoka, and Bogaert, 2021, Tropicultura, 39 (1: 1709): 1–19, briefly discussed habitat preference in Nord Kivu Province, Dem. Rep. Congo, but this record requires confirmation.

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