Hyperolius acutirostris Buchholz and Peters, 1875

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Genus: Hyperolius > Species: Hyperolius acutirostris

Hyperolius acutirostris Buchholz and Peters In Peters, 1875, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1875: 207. Syntype(s): ZMB 8470 (2 specimens, only one of which located by Perret, 1975, Rev. Suisse Zool., 82: 191, and Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 43); MHNG 965.12 (holotype of Hyperolius mosaicus) designated neotype by Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 408; neotype designation invalidated by Perret, 1975, Rev. Suisse Zool., 82: 191. Type locality: "Cameruns"; restricted to Ngam, Cameroon, by Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 408; restriction rejected by Perret, 1975, Rev. Suisse Zool., 82: 191. Type locality discussed and corrected to "Douala", Cameroon, by Frétey, Dubois, and Ohler, 2014, Alytes, 30: 11–28. 

Rappia acutirostrisTornier, 1896, in Möbius (ed.), Deutsch Ost-Afr., 3: 154.

Hyperolius acutirostrisNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 252, 268.

English Names

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


Southwestern Cameroon as far east as the Yaounde region, in lowland rainforest below 1300 m elevation.


See comments under Hyperolius mosaicus and Hyperolius endjami. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 617. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 137, provided a brief account and map. See account by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 214–218. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 205–206, reported on comparative tadpole morphology.

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