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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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