Hyperolius fusciventris Peters, 1876

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

Hyperolius fusciventris Peters, 1876, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1876: 122. Syntypes: ZMB 6635 and 8668, by original designation; see Laurent, 1961, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 64: 69, for brief discussion of types. Type locality: "Liberia".

Rappia burtoni Boulenger, 1883, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 12: 163. Holotypes: BMNH 1947.2.9.27, by museum records. Type locality: "Ancober River, Gold Coast". Synonymy by Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 66.

Rappia fusciventrisTornier, 1896, in Möbius (ed.), Deutsch Ost-Afr., 3: 154; Nieden, 1908, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 3: 503.

Rappia aylmeri Boulenger, 1915, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1915: 243. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation, although BM records suggest 1947.2.9.59-60 are syntypes. Type locality: "Sierra Leone". Synonymy by Laurent, 1958, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 53: 275.

Hyperolius burtoniNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 252, 324; Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 394.

Hyperolius fusciventrisNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 252.

Hyperolius aylmeriNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 251, 324. Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 308.

Hyperolius oeseri Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 313. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Grand Bassa, Liberia". Tentative synonymy by Parker, 1936, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 19: 94. Synonymy by Laurent, 1958, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 53: 275. The description in Ahl, 1931, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 17: 51, appeared a few weeks later according to unpublished notes by A. Loveridge (fide R. Laurent).

Hyperolius rosaceus Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 379. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered, according to the original publication; ZMB 36104, according to Laurent, 1961, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 64: 69. Type locality: "Klein-Popo, Togo". Synonymy by Laurent, 1961, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 64: 69. The description in Ahl, 1931, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 17: 105, appeared a few weeks later according to unpublished notes by A. Loveridge (fide R. Laurent).

Hyperolius trifasciatus Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 403. Syntypes: ZMB (3 specimens) unnumbered, according to the original publication; Laurent, 1961, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 64: 70, considered these three to be under numbers ZMB 31868–69. Type locality: "Grand Bassa, Liberia". Synonymy by Laurent, 1958, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 53: 275. The description in Ahl, 1931, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 17: 119, appeared a few weeks later according to unpublished notes by A. Loveridge (fide R. Laurent).

Hyperolius fusciventris fusciventrisSchiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 66.

Hyperolius fusciventris burtoniSchiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 66.

Hyperolius fusciventris lamtoensis Schiøtz, 1967, Spolia Zool. Mus. Haun., 25: 153. Holotype: ZMUC R 076255, by original designation. Type locality: "a few miles south of the village Ndenou, west of River Bandama, Côte d'Ivoire".

English Names

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

Distribution

Sierra Leone to western Cameroon; Guinea Bissau.

Comment

Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 105–109, in his account of the species noted that the three subspecies are allopatric and diagnosable. See comments by Rödel, 1998, Rev. Fr. Aquar. Herpetol., 25: 128–129. Rödel, 2000, Herpetofauna W. Afr., 1: 221–224, provided an account. Rödel and Branch, 2002, Salamandra, 38: 259, noted that the name covers three described subspecies and two additional similar species restricted to Tai National Park and the Mont Nimba region. Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 66–69, provided records for Nigeria. Segniagbeto, Bowessidjaou, Dubois, and Ohler, 2007, Alytes, 24: 77, commented on the presence of this species in Togo. See comments by Rödel, Gil, Agyei, Leaché, Diaz, Fujita, and Ernst, 2005, Salamandra, 41: 118, who suggested that Hyperolius fusciventris fusciventris, Hyperolius fusciventris lamtoensis, and Hyperolius fusciventris burtoni might be distinct species. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 303–312.

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