Hyperolius horstockii (Schlegel, 1837)

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

Hyla horstockii Schlegel, 1837, Abbild. Neuer Unvollst. Amph., 1: 24. Syntypes: RMNH 1775, 10770 (2 specimens); RMNH 1775 designated lectotype by Poynton, 1963, Ann. Natal Mus., 15: 332. Type locality: "Vorgebirge der guten Hoffnung "(= Cape of Good Hope), Western Cape Province, Rep. South Africa.

Eucnemis horstokiiTschudi, 1838, Classif. Batr.: 35, 76. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Eucnemis HorstookiiDuméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 519. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Hyperolius horstockiiSmith, 1849, Illust. Zool. S. Afr., 3 (Appendix): 26; Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 85; Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 120; Noble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 252.

Eucnemis horstockiiSteindachner, 1867, Reise Österreichischen Fregatte Novara, Zool., Amph.: 50.

Rappia horstockiiBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 120.

Hyperolius horstockii horstockiiHewitt, 1927, Rec. Albany Mus., 3: 410.

English Names

Arum Frog (Rose, 1950, Rep. Amph. S. Afr.: 50; Rose, 1962, Rep. Amph. S. Afr., Ed. 2: 55; Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 167; Wager, 1965, Frogs S. Afr.: 197; Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 7).

Horstock's Arum-Frog (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 16).

Arum Lily Frog (Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 7; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 242; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 246).

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

Yellow-striped Reed Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 72).

Horstock's Reed Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 154).

Distribution

Southern seaboard of Rep. South Africa, from Cape Town (Western Cape Province) to Tsitsikama National Park in the western part of Eastern Cape Province.

Comment

See comments by Poynton, 1963, Ann. Natal Mus., 15: 331, on nomenclature, and accounts by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 193–195, Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 154–155, Braack, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 139–141, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 246–247. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 285. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 210–211, reported on comparative tadpole morphology.

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