Hyperolius kuligae Mertens, 1940

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

Hyperolius kuligae Mertens, 1940, Senckenb. Biol., 22: 124. Holotype: SMF 28300, by original designation. Type locality: "'Camp II': 920 m über Mubenge, Kamerun-Berg", Cameroon.

Hyperolius langi kuligaePerret and Mertens, 1957, Bull. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 19: 571. Based on specimens of Hyperolius platyceps pleurotaenia, according to Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 412.

Hyperolius platyceps kuligaeMertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 47.

Hyperolius kuligaeAmiet, 1979 "1978", Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 25: 234-243.

English Names

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


Two widely separated populations documented: 1) in southwestern Cameroon and Gabon, 2) Boteka, central Dem. Rep. Congo; likely in northern Rep. Congo and Equatorial Guinea. See comment.  


Revised by Amiet, 1979 "1978", Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 25: 234–243, and compared to Hyperolius platyceps and Hyperolius ademetzi. Likely identical with the Hyperolius platyceps langi (now Hyperolius langi) in Uganda of Schiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 147, according to Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 147–148, who provided a brief account and map and included Uganda in his map but this seems to be extrapolated from his statement that Hyperolius langi may be conspecific. See comment under Hyperolius langi. Schiøtz, 2006, Alytes, 24: 44, reported the species for Boteka, central Dem. Rep. Congo and briefly discussed the highly provisional nature of the range. Pauwels and Rödel, 2007, Herpetozoa, Wien, 19: 135–148, provided the Gabon record. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 239–246. Jongsma, Tobi, Dixon-MacCallum, Bamba-Kaya, Yoga, Mbega, Mve Beh, Emrich, and Blackburn, 2017, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 11 (1: e144): 12, provided a record for southeastern Gabon and briefly discussed habitat and range.

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