AmphibiaWeb - Leptopelis mackayi
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Leptopelis mackayi Köhler, Bwong, Schick, Veith & Lötters, 2006
family: Arthroleptidae
genus: Leptopelis
Species Description: Koehler, Bwong, Schick, Veith & Loetters,2006 A new species of arboreal Leptopelis (Anura: Arthroleptidae) from the forests of western Kenya. Herpetological Journal 16: 183-189.
Leptopelis mackayi
© 2008 Arne Schiotz (1 of 4)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Vulnerable (VU)
CITES No CITES Listing
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

 
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Description
The name L. modestus was only hesitantly used by Schiøtz (1975; 1999) for the four widely separated populations of small Leptopelis (montane and lowland in Cameroun, eastern RD Congo, Kakamega in Kenya). Köhler et al. (2006) have described the population from Kakamega as a distinct species, Leptopelis mackayi, distinguished from the Cameronese population(s) by slight call differences and genetic differences.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Kenya

 
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Occurs in southern Kakamega Forest, in the Kakamega District, Western Province, Kenya, at 1550 m above sea level (IUCN 2006).

Comments
The status of the population called Leptopelis modestus in eastern R. D. Congo has not been studied recently.

Updated by A. Schiøtz, 2008.

References

IUCN, Conservation International, and NatureServe. (2006). Global Amphibian Assessment: Leptopelis mackayi. www.globalamphibians.org. Accessed on 15 September 2008.

Köhler, J., Bwong, B. A., Schick, S., Veith, M., and Lötters, S. (2006). ''A new species of arboreal Leptopelis (Anura: Arthroleptidae) from the forests of western Kenya.'' The Herpetological Journal, 16(2), 183-189.



Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2008-09-04)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-10-01)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Leptopelis mackayi <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/6879> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jul 13, 2024.



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