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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Burundi, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Rwanda
IUCN (Red List) status: Least Concern (LC).
Specimens have been assigned to this species from Kivu Province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, western Rwanda, northwestern Burundi, southwestern Uganda (Bwindi and Kibale Forests), and southwestern Tanzania (Mbisi Forest and Mount Rungwe). Its altitudinal range is unclear, but it at least occurs between 1,460 and 2,800m asl. Its distributional limits are still unclear, so the map should be considered approximate.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a leaf-litter species that lives in closed tropical forest, savannah and forest remnants (farm-bush). It breeds by direct development, and is not dependent on water.
It is common in the appropriate habitat.
There is little information, but it presumably cannot withstand the complete open access to its habitat.
It is present in the Virunga National Park (Democratic Republic of Congo), Kibale National Park (Uganda) and Bwindi National Park (Uganda).
There are major taxonomic problems with the genus Arthroleptis through much of Africa. In many cases, the available names can be referred only to museum specimens, not to animals in the field. This is because the identification of these species frequently depends more on their vocalizations than their morphology. This form almost certainly includes more than one species.
Robert Drewes, Kim Howell 2004. Arthroleptis schubotzi. In: IUCN 2012