Afrixalus osorioi (Ferreira, 1906)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Genus: Afrixalus > Species: Afrixalus osorioi

Rappia osorioi Ferreira, 1906, J. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat., Lisboa, Ser. 2, 7: 162. Syntypes: MUP (3 specimens), by original indication. MUP 017307 (3 specimens) according to Ceríaco, Blackburn, Marques, and Calado, 2014, Alytes, 31: 22, who discussed the types. Type locality: "Quilombo", Angola.

Hyperolius osorioiNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 251, 327; Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 309.

Megalixalus fornasinii congicus Laurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 35: 120. Holotype: MRAC 1167, by original designation. Type locality: "Buta (Uele)", Dem. Rep. Congo. Synonymy by Schiøtz, 1974, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 137: 10.

Megalixalus (Afrixalus) fornasini congicusLaurent, 1944, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 38: 113–114.

Afrixalus fornasini congicusGuibé, 1948, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 20: 500, by implication.

Afrixalus dorsalis congicusLaurent, 1950, Explor. Parc Natl. Albert, Miss. G.F. de Witte (1933–1935), 64: 14.

Afrixalus congicus congicusPerret, 1960, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 61: 367.

Afrixalus osorioiLaurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 4.

Afrixalus osorioi congicusLaurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 4, 58.

English Names

Angola Banana Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 66).

Osorio's Spiny Reed Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 140).

Congro Spiny Reed Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 140).

Forest Tree Frog (Lötters, Wagner, Bwong, Schick, Malonza, Muchai, Wasonga, and Veith, 2007, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Kakamega Forest: 27).

Distribution

Western Kenya and eastern Uganda west through Dem. Rep. Congo to west-central Angola; possibly in Rwanda and Burindi.

Comment

See Schiøtz, 1974, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 137: 10, and Perret, 1976, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 99: 27. See accounts by Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 58-59; Laurent, 1982, Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent., Tervuren, Ser. Octavo, Sci. Zool., 235: 24; Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 49–50, and Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 140-141. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 140-141, provided an account. Lötters, Rotich, Koester, Kosuch, Muchai, Scheelke, Schick, Teege, Wasonga, and Veith, 2006, Salamandra, 42: 165-179, provided a Kenya locality. Lötters, Wagner, Bwong, Schick, Malonza, Muchai, Wasonga, and Veith, 2007, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Kakamega Forest: 27-28, provided an account for the Kenya population.

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