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A medium-sized Leptopelis (males 32-45 mm, females 43-52 mm) from the eastern savannas. No pectoral glands in males. Webbing reduced, discs large, tympanum small. Dorsum light brown, with a darker brown pattern consisting of more or less isolated spots forming an interorbital bar or triangle with the apex pointing backwards and a reversed Y on the dorsum. A broad, rather diffuse, light line on femur, above anus and on outer surfaces of tarsus and feet.

This form was described by me in 1975 as Leptopelis argenteus meridionalis, but unfortunately Laurent had used the name meridionalis for a subspecies of Leptopelis calcaratus just prior to my publication, so according to the nomenclatural rules, the name was preoccupied and my frog had to be renamed. Poynton called it L. broadleyi.

This account was taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main. Updated by A. Schiøtz, 2008.


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