Leptopelis yaldeni Largen, 1977

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

Leptopelis yaldeni Largen, 1977, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 9: 113. Holotype: BMNH 1976.1083, by original designation. Type locality: "35 km SE of Debre Marcos, Gojjam Province, Ethiopia".

English Names

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

Yalden's Tree Frog (Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 143).


Montane grassland in Gojjam Province, 2000–2700 m elevation, Ethiopia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ethiopia

Endemic: Ethiopia


Largen, 2001, Tropical Zool., 14: 352-353, commented on distribution. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 618. See account, photograph, and map for Ethiopia by Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 143-146. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 123, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 293–295, provided a brief account and map. Reyes-Velasco, Manthey, Freilich, and Boissinot, 2018, Mol. Ecol., 27: 2256–2270, discussed the molecular phylogenetics of the species of the Ethiopian highlands, showing showing Leptopelis ragazzii, Leptopelis vannutellii, and Leptopelis yaldeni to form a monophyletic group. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 224–225, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.  

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