Hyperolius fuscigula Bocage, 1866

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

Hyperolius fuscigula Bocage, 1866, J. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat., Lisboa, 1: 76. Syntypes: MBL 19-189 (2 specimens) according to Perret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 26; lost in 1978 fire. Type locality: "Duque de Bragança", Angola.

Rappia fuscigulaGünther, 1869 "1868", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1868: 479.

Hyperolius fuscigulaRochebrune, 1884, Fauna Senegambie, Amph.: 31; Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 309.

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (Duque de Bragança, Angola).


A nomen dubium according to Perret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 26. Tentatively considered a synonym of Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris by Laurent, 1943, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Zool., 4: 67; Laurent, 1951, Ann. Soc. R. Zool. Belg., 82: 23-50. Not mentioned by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2018, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 65 (Suppl. II): 102–103, provided a map for Angola and a brief account, noting that due to the loss of the only specimen the status of the species is questionable. 

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