Leptopelis bufonides SchiØtz, 1967, SchiOtz, 1967

Ayoro, Halamoussa Joëlle, Segniagbeto, Gabriel Hoinsoudé, Hema, Emmanuel Midibahaye, Penner, Johannes, Oueda, Adama, Dubois, Alain, Rödel, Mark-Oliver, Kabré, Gustave Boureima & Ohler, Annemarie, 2020, List of amphibian species (Vertebrata, Tetrapoda) of Burkina Faso, Zoosystema 42 (28), pp. 547-582: 552

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/zoosystema2020v42a28

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4337098

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038C87CC-FFCF-FF9F-FC6C-FC9CFAA9F953

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scientific name

Leptopelis bufonides SchiØtz, 1967
status

 

Leptopelis bufonides SchiØtz, 1967  

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FIELD MATERIAL. — Burkina Faso   8 ♀ ( SVL 40.2-44.9 mm), 10 ♂ ( SVL 30.5-37.5 mm); W National Park; 11.93664°N, 1.9946°E; 310 m a.s.l.; 21.VI.2018; H. J. Ayoro leg.; edge of savannah pond; hand capture GoogleMaps   1 ♀ ( SVL 41.2 mm), 1♂ ( SVL 32.1 mm); Tuy province , Koti; 11.38785°N, – 3.06404°W; 295 m a.s.l.; 23.VIII.2018; H. J. Ayoro leg.as for preceding;near small pond in bush; hand capture GoogleMaps   .

LITERATURE REPORTS. — Burkina Faso • Passoré province , Samba; 12.70143°N, – 2.40389°W; 300 m a.s.l.; 18.VIII.1961 ( SchiØtz 1967) GoogleMaps   Gourma province , Fada N’gourma; 12.06051°N, 0.34913°E; 300 m a.s.l. ( Mohneke et al. 2011) GoogleMaps   Ganzourgou province , Zorgho; 12.2483°N, – 0.6278°W; 300 m a.s.l.; I-III.2008 ( Mohneke et al. 2011) GoogleMaps   .

DESCRIPTION. — 20 specimens examined. Leptopelis bufonides   with small to moderate size and warty skin, stocky body shape, and short legs. In contrast to most other members of that genus, the fingers with small discs on their tips. In life colouration greyish brown with dark spots, including a dark interorbital spot and elongated spots or bands on the back ( Fig. 3C View FIG ). These markings making almost a “m” pattern. The venter light to dark grey, with a dark throat in both sexes. For detailed descriptions, see SchiØtz (1967), Rödel (2000) and Amiet (2012).

HABITAT. — This species was usually found in grassy and wooded savannahs ( Fig. 2C, D View FIG ). Specimens were collected from the ground around temporary ponds with grass banks and shrubs. It was also Evans from dry savannahs in Senegal ( SchiØtz 1967), Mali ( Böhme & Heath 2018), Ghana ( SchiØtz 1967), Benin ( Nago et al. 2006), Togo ( Segniagbeto et al. 2007) and Cameroon ( Amiet 2012).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Arthroleptidae

Genus

Leptopelis