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Chiromantis kelleri
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Description
A large Chiromantis from dry savanna in northern Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia. Lateral area covered by folded limbs shows dark freckling which extends ventrally to a dark matrix between lighter colored granulations of the abdominal skin. Darkening also on inner surface of femur. Half of the rows of vomerine teeth extending behind the posterior level of the choanae. Broad web extends 40-70% of the distance between the tubercles of the third finger.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

 

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Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia, in dry savanna.

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

Intensified agriculture or grazing
Urbanization

Comments
Formerly considered a subspecies of C. petersii before Poynton's (2000) examination of the forms from Eastern Africa.

References

Poynton, J. C. (2000). ''Foam-nest treefrogs in eastern Africa (Anura Rhacophoridae Chiromantis) : taxonomic complexities.'' African Journal of Herpetology, 49, 111-128.



Written by Arne Schi√łtz (arne AT schiotz.dk), *
First submitted 2008-08-23
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-15)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Chiromantis kelleri <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/6042> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 22, 2017.



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