Hyperolius lamottei Laurent, 1958

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

Hyperolius lamottei Laurent, 1958, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 53: 292. Holotype: MNHNP unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "entre Zouguépo et Sérenbara", Liberia.

English Names

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

Lamotte's Reed Frog (Channing, Hillers, Lötters, Rödel, Schick, Conradie, Rödder, Mercurio, Wagner, Dehling, Du Preez, Kielgast, and Burger, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 329). 

Distribution

Savannas of southern Senegal and Sierra Leone to southwestern Ivory Coast.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Hyperolius nasutus by Rödel and Ernst, 2003, Herpetozoa, Wien, 16: 27, where it had been placed by Channing, Moyer, and Burger, 2002, Afr. Zool., 37: 96. Amiet, 2005, Rev. Suisse Zool., 112: 271-310, discussed the Hyperolius nasutus group and excluded the former West African part of the range as assignable to other species, such as Hyperolius adspersus (Hyperolius lamottei of Schiøtz, 2006, Alytes, 24) and Hyperolius igbettensis. Schiøtz, 2006, Alytes, 24: 63, concurred with the resurrection of Hyperolius lamottei on the basis of call structure. In the Hyperolius nasutus group of Amiet, 2005, Rev. Suisse Zool., 112: 271-310. Channing, Hillers, Lötters, Rödel, Schick, Conradie, Rödder, Mercurio, Wagner, Dehling, Du Preez, Kielgast, and Burger, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 329-330, provided an account and redelimited the species and demonstrated via molecular evidence that it is not a member of the Hyperolius nasutus group. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 212–213, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 100–101, provided a brief account and map. 

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