Leptopelis boulengeri

Leptopelis boulengeri (Werner, 1898)

Original Published Description:

Werner, F. (1898).  Ueber Reptilien und Batrachier aus Togoland, Kamerun und Tunis aus dem Kgl. Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Verhandlungen des Zoologisch-Botanischen Vereins in Wien. 48, 191-213.
 

Common Names

Victoria Forest Treefrog (English)

Languages: English

Overview

Etymology

This species is named for George Albert Boulenger (October 19, 1858 – November 23, 1937), a Belgian-British zoologist who identified over 2000 new animal species, including fish, reptiles and amphibians.

Author(s): Zimkus, Breda
Rights holder(s): Zimkus, Breda

Description

Morphology

The following is translated from the original description by Werner (1898):

In alcohol the green outlines became purple, they are framed in yellow.There is a cross-band between the eyes, a large triangle on the back with the point facing forward; the limbs are banded in the same color. A pure white patch under the eye. Flanks spotted black, underside white color.
Skin on the upper side shagreened.

I call this fine variety for the author, which he first described; Boulenger describes quite agree with all of my present copy of such "with symmetrical dark markings viz. a cross line between the eyes, and a large triangular spot on the middle of the back." The muzzle is quite long in this form, 1 1 / 3 eye diameter; the skin over the tympanum very clearly shagreened.

Author(s): Zimkus, Breda
Rights holder(s): Zimkus, Breda

Taxonomy

  • Hylambates rufus var. boulengeri Werner, 1898 (synonym)
  • Leptopelis boulengeri — Ahl, 1929 (synonym)
  • Leptopelis poensis Ahl, 1929 (synonym)
  • Leptopelis violescens Ahl, 1929 (synonym)
  • Leptopelis flaviventer Ahl, 1929 (synonym)

References

Werner, F. (1898).  Ueber Reptilien und Batrachier aus Togoland, Kamerun und Tunis aus dem Kgl. Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Verhandlungen des Zoologisch-Botanischen Vereins in Wien. 48, 191-213.
 
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