Leptopelis oryi Inger, 1968

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

Leptopelis oryi Inger, 1968, Explor. Parc Natl. Garamba, Miss. H. de Saeger, 52: 118. Holotype: R.F. Inger 3198, by original designation; presumably subsequently deposited in IRSNB but not located by Lang, 1990, Doc. Trav., Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg., 59: 1–36. Type locality: "source of the Nabakoyo River, Parc National Garamba, Congo [= Dem. Rep. Congo], at approximately 750 m.".

English Names

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

Ory's Tree Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 206).


Savannas of northwestern Uganda and northeastern Dem. Rep. Congo, into adjacent South Sudan.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the, South Sudan, Uganda


Considered conspecific with Leptopelis anchietae nordequatorialis (=Leptopelis nordequatorialis of this list) by Laurent, 1973, Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent., Tervuren, Ser. Octavo, Sci. Zool., 202: 29, but provisionally retained as a distinct species by Schiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 11–14, although he suggested that Leptopelis oryi might be a subspecies of Leptopelis nordequatorialis. Unlike Leptopelis nordequatorialis and Leptopelis anchietae, Leptopelis oryi lacks pectoral glands according to J.-L. Perret in Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 232; see Perret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 23. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 302–303, and Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 206–207, provided accounts. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 220–221, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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