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oa African Zoology - Development of Leptopelis viridis cinnamomeus (Bacage) with notes on its systematic position

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X

 

Abstract

The taxonomic studies of J. Poynton (1964a, 1964b and 1966) and A. Schiotz (1967) indicate a remarkable parallel between the speciation of the genus Leptopelis in West, South and East Africa. The tree, ground and fossorial forms in each locality show convergent characteristics with minor variations. The fossorial habit is occupied in West Africa by L. bufonides and in South and East Africa by L. bocagei (Loveridge 1953; Stewart 1967), the latter being larger and lacking the warty dorsum of the former.

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2020-09-27

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