Hyperolius adspersus Peters, 1877

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

Hyperolius adspersus Peters, 1877, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1877: 619. Holotype: ZMB 9176 according to Laurent, 1961, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 64: 92, and Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 43. Type locality: "Chinchoxo (Westafrika)"; given as "Xinchoxo", Tanzania by Tornier, 1896, in Möbius (ed.), Deutsch Ost-Afr., 3: 137. Given as "'Chinchoxo' Cabinda Province, Angola" by Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2018, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 65 (Suppl. II): 89. 

Rappia adspersaTornier, 1896, in Möbius (ed.), Deutsch Ost-Afr., 3: 136.

Rappia granulata Boulenger, 1901, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Zool., 2: 4. Holotype: MRAC 152, according to Laurent, 1943, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Zool., 4: 73. Type locality: "Pweto" Lake Mweru region, Dem. Rep. Congo. Synonymy with Hyperolius nasutus by Perret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 26. Junior primary homonym of Rappia granulata Tornier, 1897. See Channing, Moyer, and Burger, 2002, Afr. Zool., 37: 97. Synonymy by with Hyperolius adspersus by by Channing, Hillers, Lötters, Rödel, Schick, Conradie, Rödder, Mercurio, Wagner, Dehling, Du Preez, Kielgast, and Burger, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 314. 

Rappia nobrei Ferreira, 1906, J. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat., Lisboa, Ser. 2, 7: 112. Syntypes: MUP (2 specimens) by original designation, these being under one number MUP 017292, according to Ceríaco, Blackburn, Marques, and Calado, 2014, Alytes, 31: 21. Type locality: "Cabiri", Angola. Synonymy by Ceríaco, Blackburn, Marques, and Calado, 2014, Alytes, 31: 21. 

Hyperolius granulatusNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 251; Laurent, 1943, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Zool., 4: 74; Laurent, 1957, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 42: 29, 40; Broadley, 1971, Puku, 6: 121. 

Hyperolius nasutus adspersusLaurent, 1961, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 64: 92. Subspecies distinctiveness rejected by Inger, 1968, Explor. Parc Natl. Garamba, Miss. H. de Saeger, 52: 137.

Hyperolius nobrei — Ceríaco, Blackburn, Marques, and Calado, 2014, Alytes, 31: 21, by implication. 

English Names

Sprinkled Long Reed Frog (Channing, Hillers, Lötters, Rödel, Schick, Conradie, Rödder, Mercurio, Wagner, Dehling, Du Preez, Kielgast, and Burger, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 314). 

Distribution

Southern Cameroon, east and south through Gabon to the lower Congo Basin of Dem. Rep. Congo and northern Angola.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Hyperolius nasutus by Amiet, 2005, Rev. Suisse Zool., 112: 274, where it had been placed as a subspecies by Laurent, 1961, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 64: 92. In the Hyperolius nasutus group of Amiet, 2005, Rev. Suisse Zool., 112: 271-310, who discussed this and other species of this group in Cameroon. Schiøtz, 2006, Alytes, 24: 68, provided some comments on confusion with Hyperolius nasutus. Schiøtz, 2006, Alytes, 24: 46, provided a record for central Dem. Rep. Congo and discussed the difficulty in application of the name. Pauwels and Rödel, 2007, Herpetozoa, Wien, 19: 135-148, did not register the species as occurring in Gabon. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 288-295. See account by Channing, Hillers, Lötters, Rödel, Schick, Conradie, Rödder, Mercurio, Wagner, Dehling, Du Preez, Kielgast, and Burger, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 314-316, provided an account and redelimitation of the species. See comment by Ceríaco, Blackburn, Marques, and Calado, 2014, Alytes, 31: 21, under Hyperolius nobrei, which may be synonymous. Jongsma, Tobi, Dixon-MacCallum, Bamba-Kaya, Yoga, Mbega, Mve Beh, Emrich, and Blackburn, 2017, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 11 (1: e144): 12, provided a record for southeastern Gabon and briefly discussed habitat and range. Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2018, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 65 (Suppl. II): 89–90, provided a map for Angola and a brief account noting the taxonomic uncertainty of this taxon within the Hyperolius nasutus group.   

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