Leptopelis parbocagii Poynton & Broadley, 1987
© 2008 Arne Schiotz (1 of 2)
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Angola, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, United Republic of, Zambia
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
It is very difficult from the description to find good characters to separate it from the very similar L. bocagii. The ratio of interorbital distance versus nostril-tympanum distance is regarded by Poynton and Broadley as the diagnostic character. In bocagii this ratio does not exceed 0.36, while in parbocagii it is 0.36 or more. It seems from their description that there is no evidence from field observations to separate them as distinct biological species. The two species do not seem to have been recorded from the same sites although their ranges overlap. Whether they have different ecological requirements and thus occupy subtly different habitats has not been established.
This account was taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main.
Updated by A. Schiøtz, 2008.
Poynton, J. C. and Broadley, D. G. (1987). ''Amphibia Zambesiaca 3. Rhacophoridae and Hyperoliidae.'' Annals of the Natal Museum, 28, 161-229.
Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Schiøtz, A. and Von Daele, P. (2003). ''Notes on the treefrogs of the North-Western Province, Zambia.'' Alytes, 20(3-4), 137-149.
Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2001-02-07)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-30)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Leptopelis parbocagii <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/3669> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 25, 2023.
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