Hyperolius chrysogaster Laurent, 1950

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

Hyperolius chrysogaster Laurent, 1950, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 13. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered by original designation. Type locality: "Bitale (Alt. 1. 750 m.) à l'ouest du Kahusi, Territoire de Kalehe, Kivu", Dem. Rep. Congo.

English Names

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

Distribution

Transition forests in Kivu from Mount Ruwenzori south to the northern slopes of the Itombwe highlands, eastern Dem. Rep. Congo.

Comment

See comment under Hyperolius leucotaenius. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 283. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 158, provided a very brief account and map. Greenbaum and Kusamba, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 254–259, reported the rediscovery of this species near Kahuzi-Biega National Park, not otherwise collected since 1954. 

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