Hyperolius chelaensis Conradie, Branch, Measey, and Tolley, 2012

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

Hyperolius chelaensis Conradie, Branch, Measey, and Tolley, 2012, Zootaxa, 3269: 5. Holotype: PEM A9223, by original designation. Type locality: "from a small patch (< 2.5ha.) of Afromontane forest in a small gorge draining from Serra da Chela above the Estacao Zootecnica, near Humpata, Lubango, Angola (14° 53′ 22″ S; 13° 16′ 27″ E, 1413CD, 2045 m above sea level)".

English Names

Chela Mountain Reed Frog (original publication).


Known only from the type locality in the Serra do Chela, Lubango, Angola, although expected to be more widespread in the Chela and Leba mountain ranges.


The sister taxon of Hyperolius cinereus according to the original publication.. Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2018, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 65 (Suppl. II): 98, provided a map for Angola and a brief account. 

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