Afrixalus sylvaticus Schiøtz, 1974

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

Afrixalus sylvaticus Schiøtz, 1974, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 137: 17. Holotype: ZMUC R073862, by original designation. Type locality: "Kwale, Kenya". Synonymy byPickersgill, 2005, Steenstrupia, 29: 17.

Afrixalus stuhlmanni sylvaticus — Pickersgill, 2005, Steenstrupia, 29: 17.

Afrixalus sylvaticus — Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 142; Poynton, 2007 "2006", Afr. J. Herpetol., 55: 167. 

Afrixalus sylvestris — Poynton, 2007 "2006", Afr. J. Herpetol., 55: 167. Incorrect subsequent spelling. 

English Names

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

Forest Spiny Reed Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 142).


Northern coastal Tanzania and southern coastal Kenya. 


 Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 73–72, provided a brief account and map (as Afrixalus brachycnemis),  on pp. 75–76 (as Afrixalus sylvaticus), and on pp. 83 (as Afrixalus septentrionalis).  Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 143-144, provided an account. See account\ by Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search:  446-447 (as Afrixalus stuhlmanni sylvaticus). See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 282.

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