Leptopelis jordani is a species of little-known frog in the family Arthroleptidae. Common name Congulu forest treefrog has been coined for it.
The specific name jordani honours Karl Jordan, a German entomologist. The species was described based on a specimen collected by Jordan.
Terrestrial animals are animals that live predominantly or entirely on land (e.g., cats, ants, snails), as compared with aquatic animals, which liv...
Oviparous animals are female animals that lay their eggs, with little or no other embryonic development within the mother. This is the reproductive...
Jumping (saltation) can be distinguished from running, galloping, and other gaits where the entire body is temporarily airborne by the relatively l...
NoNot a migrant
Animals that do not make seasonal movements and stay in their native home ranges all year round are called not migrants or residents.
The holotype is an adult female measuring 62 mm (2.4 in) in snout–vent length. The head is broad with a blunt snout. The tympanum is distinct. The canthus rostralis is obtusely angular and strongly curved. Skin is smooth above but strongly granular below; there are a few granules below the ear. The limbs are short; the fingers are slightly webbed whereas the toes are nearly half-webbed. The digits have well-developed discs.
Leptopelis jordani was described by British zoologist Hampton Wildman Parker based on a single specimen, the holotype, collected by Karl Jordan in 1934 during his expedition to Angola and Namibia. The species is still only known from its type locality, Congulu, near Gabela, western Angola. However, there are doubts as to its taxonomic validity. Parker considered it to be related to Leptopelis aubryi.