Hyperolius chlorosteus (Boulenger, 1915)

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

Rappia chlorostea Boulenger, 1915, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1915: 243. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation; BMNH 1947.2.9.23 by museum records. Type locality: "Sierra Leone".

Hyperolius chlorosteusNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 252, 324; Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 390; Laurent, 1958, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 53: 289.

English Names

Sierra Leone Reed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 67).


Rainforest of Sierra Leone through Liberia and southern Guinea to south-central Ivory Coast.


See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 618. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 208–209, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 121–124, provided a brief account and map.

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