Leptopelis ocellatus (Mocquard, 1902)

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

Hylambates ocellatus Mocquard, 1902, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, 8: 413. Holotype: MNHNP 1901.595, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 56. Type locality: "Gabon . . . . à environ 50 kilomètres au Sud-Ouest de Lambaréné".

Leptopelis ocellatusNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 240; Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 223.

Leptopelis acuticeps Ahl, 1929, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1929: 193. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered according to the original publication. Type locality: "Süd-Kamerun". Synonymy by Perret, 1958, Rev. Suisse Zool., 65: 268-269; and Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 430.

Leptopelis ocellatus ocellatusLaurent, 1973, Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent., Tervuren, Ser. Octavo, Sci. Zool., 202: 25.

Leptopelis ocellatus schiotzi Laurent, 1973, Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent., Tervuren, Ser. Octavo, Sci. Zool., 202: 26. Holotype: MRAC 112709, by original designation. Type locality: "Omaniundu, Sankuru, Zaïre".

English Names

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

Spotted Tree Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 216).

Distribution

Forest swamps from southern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rep. Congo, to western and central Dem. Rep. Congo, possibly into southwestern Central African Republic.

Comment

De la Riva, 1994, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 8: 131, provided a record for Equatorial Guinea. Frétey and Blanc, 2002 "2001", Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 126: 384, reported this species from Gabon. Lasso, Rial, Castroviejo, and De la Riva, 2002, Graellsia, 58: 21-34, provided notes on ecological distribution in Equatorial Guinea. Penner and Rödel, 2007, in Butynski and McCullough (eds.), RAP Bull. Biol. Assessment, 46: 37-41, provided a record for north-central Dem. Rep. Congo. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 539-543. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 117–118, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 262–263, provided an account and map. Larson and Zimkus, 2018, Herpetol. Conserv. Biol., 13: 247, provided a Gabon locality. Deichmann, Mulcahy, Vanthomme, Tobi, Wynn, Zimkus, and McDiarmid, 2017, PLoS One, 12 (11: e0187283): 15, noted an unnamed species in Rep. Congo, previously associated with Leptopelis ocellatusDewynter, Frétey, Jongsma, Bamba-Kaya, and Pauwels, 2018, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 18: 33, provided a brief account and photographs from the Monts Birougou area of Gabon. Mali, Banda, Kusamba, Babangenge, Sebe, Lokasola, Ewango, Tungaluna, and Akaibe, 2019, Am. J. Zool., 2: 38–43, reported the species from the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, northeastern Dem. Rep. Congo. Dewynter and Frétey, 2019, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 27: 15, summarized the literature for Gabon. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 216–217, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. See brief account, range map, and photographs for Equatorial Guinea in Sánchez-Vialas, Calvo-Revuelta, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2020, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 66: 137–230.

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