Savannah forest tree frog

Savannah forest tree frog

Savannah forest tree frog, Ground tree frog

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Leptopelis bufonides

The savannah forest tree frog or ground tree frog, Leptopelis bufonides, is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It occurs in West and Middle Africa. The relationship of this species with Leptopelis bocagei is not fully settled.

Appearance

Leptopelis bufonides is a small, toad-like frog, with males measuring 29–33 mm (1.1–1.3 in) and females 37–41 mm (1.5–1.6 in) in snout–vent length. The dorsum is brown and shows a darker, backward-pointing, triangle-like pattern on the head, and an 'n' shaped pattern combined with a few mid-dorsal spots. Skin is warty. The legs are short, and the toes have only rudiments of webbing.

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The male advertisement call is a "clack" that is deeper and more atonal than the calls of other West African Leptopelis.

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Distribution

Geography

Leptopelis bufonides is known from Senegal, the Gambia, Burkina Faso, northern Ghana, Togo, northern Benin, northern Nigeria, northern Cameroon, and southern Chad. Its range may extend to several other African countries (e.g., Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Ivory Coast and Niger), although specimens have not been confirmed elsewhere.

References

1. Savannah forest tree frog Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savannah_forest_tree_frog
2. Savannah forest tree frog on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/56249/18388066

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