- A new species of arboreal Leptopelis (Anura: Arthroleptidae) from forests of western Kenya
- Herpetological Journal
- Volume | Issue number
- 16 | 2
- Number of pages
- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED)
- A new species of arboreal Leptopelis is described from Kakamega Forest, western Kenya. It is a small, brown forest species
formerly referred to L. modestus, but distinguished by differences in advertisement call and the sequence of the mitochondrial
16S rRNA gene. The specific allocation of certain related populations of Leptopelis in East and West Africa is briefly discussed.
Key words: Amphibia: Systematics, Bioacoustics, DNA taxonomy
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