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Leptopelis xenodactylus Poynton, 1963
Long-toed Tree Frog
family: Arthroleptidae
genus: Leptopelis
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Endangered (EN)
CITES No CITES Listing
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

 
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Description
A rather large Leptopelis (up to 50 mm) from southern Drakensberg, South Africa. Fingers and toes long, webbing reduced, no discs. Dorsum granular, unpatterned green. Ventrum creamy white.
Males call from well-concealed positions at the base of grass tussocks and from burrows in the marshes. The voice consists of one or two brief croaks, separated by long intervals, and sometimes preceded by a quiet buzzing.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: South Africa

 
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Apparently rare. Found in upland marshy areas with high grass tussocks in the foothills of the southern Drakensberg Mountains, southern KwaZulu-Natal. They may sometimes climb vegetation.

Comments
This account was taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main.

References

Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.



Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2001-02-12)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Leptopelis xenodactylus: Long-toed Tree Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/3679> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jul 20, 2024.



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