Leptopelis broadleyi Poynton, 1985,

Conradie, Werner, Bittencourt-Silva, Gabriela B., Engelbrecht, Hanlie M., Loader, Simon P., Menegon, Michele, Nanvonamuquitxo, C, 2016, Exploration into the hidden world of Mozambique's sky island forests: new discoveries of reptiles and amphibians, Zoosystematics and Evolution 92 (2), pp. 163-180: 166

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zse.92.9948

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/9DA547DD-42D9-EAD9-AACC-43BB2A7F513A

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scientific name

Leptopelis broadleyi Poynton, 1985
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Anura Arthroleptidae

Leptopelis broadleyi Poynton, 1985 

Material

Mt. M’pàluwé ( PEM A11367, male, 30.9 mm SUL).

Comments

Sub-adult male specimen was collected from mid-elevation slopes while calling from low vegetation. This species is part of the Leptopelis argenteus  group. Some authors regard this as a valid species ( Poynton and Broadley 1987, Schiøtz 1999, Channing and Howell 2006, Pickersgill 2007, Du Preez and Carruthers 2009, Mercurio 2011, Ohler and Frétey 2014), while Frost (2016) considers it as a junior synonym of Leptopelis argenteus  based on similar calls. Herein we consider Leptopelis broadleyi  as a valid species pending further investigation.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Arthroleptidae

Genus

Leptopelis