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Perret demonstrated in 1973 that L. palmatus is confined to Ihlo de Principe in the Guinea Gulf, since the very similar Leptopelis occurring on the mainland is so distinct that it deserves its own name, Leptopelis rufus. Leptopelis palmatus has a comparatively larger tympanum, larger choanae, and differences in the skin texture.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Sao Tome and Principe
This account was taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main.
Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Written by Arne Schiøtz (arne AT schiotz.dk), *
First submitted 2001-01-31
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Leptopelis palmatus <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/3668> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Feb 27, 2017.
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