Hyperolius langi Noble, 1924

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

Hyperolius langi Noble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 252, 266. Holotype: AMNH 9983, by original designation. Type locality: "Niapu", Uele, Dem. Rep. Congo. Synonymy with Hyperolius platyceps by Laurent, 1957, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 42: 6.

Hyperolius albomarginatus Laurent, 1940, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 2. Holotype: MRAC 39948, by original designation. Type locality: "Mongbwalau (Ituri près de Kilo)", Dem. Rep. Congo. Synonymy by Laurent, 1950, Explor. Parc Natl. Albert, Miss. G.F. de Witte (1933–1935), 64: 51.

Hyperolius platyceps langiLaurent, 1957, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 42: 6.

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

English Names

Lang's Reed Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 165).

Distribution

From the vicinity of the type locality (Niapu, Orientale) in north-northeastern Dem. Rep. Congo to extreme eastern Dem. Rep. Congo (Nord-Kivu) and Uganda.

Comment

The status of this nominal form is confusing. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 147 and 149, suggested that populations from eastern Dem. Rep. Congo may actually be composite, including Hyperolius kuligae, and possibly identical with Hyperolius platyceps to the west. See comments by Köhler, Scheelke, Schick, Veith, and Lötters, 2005, Afr. Zool., 40: 135. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 165–166, provided an account.

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