Leptopelis zebra Amiet, 2001

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

Leptopelis zebra Amiet, 2001, Alytes, 19: 30. Holotype: MNHNP 2000.2715, by original designation. Type locality: la Reserve forestiere d'Ototomo, à environ 30 km SSW de Yaoundé, 11° 17´ E, 3° 40´ N, 720 m d'altitude, forêt dense de bas-fond", Cameroon.

English Names

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


Southern Cameroon south of the Sanaga River, at 720 m elevation, and away from the coastal plain; isolated records in Gabon; likely in Equatorial Guinea.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon, Gabon


Pauwels and Rödel, 2007, Herpetozoa, Wien, 19: 135–148, did not note the species as occurring in Gabon. 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 for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 556–562. 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.

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