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 east-central Dem. Rep. Congo, possibly into southwestern Central African Republic and into the Cabinda enclave of Angola.

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, Chifundera, Badjedjea, 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. Kako-Wanzalire, Mongo, Ilonga, Mapoli, Mbumba, Neema, Tungaluna, Itoka, and Bogaert, 2021, Tropicultura, 39 (1: 1709): 1–19, briefly discussed habitat preference in north-centra Dem. Rep. Congo. Badjedjea, Masudi, Akaibe, and Gvoždík, 2022, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 16 (1: e301): 47, commented on a population from the Kokolopori Bonobo Nature Reserve, Tshuapa Province, Dem. Rep. Congo.

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