Hyperolius diaphanus Laurent, 1972

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

Hyperolius diaphanus Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 67. Holotype: MRAC, according to R. Laurent in Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 209; not located, but in either MRAC or IRSNB according to Lang, 1990, Doc. Trav., Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg., 59: 8, so presumed lost. Type locality: "Kigulube, 900 à 1. 000 m, territorio de Shabunda, Kivu", eastern Dem. Rep. Congo.

English Names

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

Distribution

Rainforest in the vicinity of the Itombwe Mountains and the mountains to the west of Lake Kivu, eastern Dem. Rep. Congo.

Comment

See comment under Hyperolius frontalis.  Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 157, provided a very brief account. 

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