Hyperolius lateralis Laurent, 1940

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

Hyperolius lateralis Laurent, 1940, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 1. Holotype: MRAC 38902, by original designation. Type locality: "N'Gesho (près des Lacs Mokoto)", Dem. Rep. Congo.

Hyperolius lateralis pleurospilus Laurent, 1947, Bull. Mus. R. Hist. Nat. Belg., 23: 4. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, according to the original publication; MRAC 55667 according to Lang, 1990, Doc. Trav., Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg., 59: 8. Type locality: "Forêt a l'ouest de la piste de Mwenda à Katuka, Secteur «Munsenene». Parc National Albert (Partie Nord)", Kivu, Dem. Rep. Congo.

Hyperolius pleurospilusLaurent, 1950, Explor. Parc Natl. Albert, Miss. G.F. de Witte (1933–1935), 64: 43.

Hyperolius lateralis cyaneops Laurent, 1950, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 8. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, by original designation. Type locality: "Kiharo (Alt. 1.200 m.), Territoire de Rutana, Urundi".

Hyperolius lateralis bururiensis Laurent, 1950, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 8. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, by original designation. Type locality: "Bururi (Alt. 1.850-1.950 m.), Urundi".

Hyperolius lateralis lateralisLaurent, 1951, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 373.

Hyperolius lateralis guibei Laurent, 1951, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 373. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Cyumba, 1.900-1.950 m., Terr. de Biumba, Ruanda [= Rwanda]".

Hyperolius lateralis acanthochromus Laurent, 1951, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 374. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Mugera, 1.450 m., Terr. de Ruyigi, Urundi", Burundi.

Hyperolius lateralis capnodogaster Laurent, 1951, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 373. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Marais de la Tshizanie, Kinazi, 1.350 m, Terr. de Muhinga, Urundi", Burundi.

Hyperolius lateralis kochi Laurent, 1951, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 375. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Itula, 650 m., Terr. de Chabaunda, Kivu", eastern Dem. Rep. Congo.

Hyperolius lateralis subolivaceus Laurent, 1952, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 46: 277. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Marais de Kasha, Lemera, alt. 1. 550 m., Terr. d'Uvira, Kivu", Dem. Rep. Congo.

Hyperolius lateralis bogerti Laurent, 1952, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 46: 277. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Remera, lac Luhondo, 1. 770 m., Terr. de Ruhengeri, Ruanda [= Rwanda]".

Hyperolius lateralis pulcherrimus Laurent, 1952, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 46: 278. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Mrais de la Rusuma, 2. 100 m., Terr. de Ruhengeri, Ruanda [= Rwanda]".

English Names

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

Side-striped Reed Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 166).

Mottle-sided Reed Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 166 [alternative name]).

Distribution

Northwestern Tanzania through Burundi and Rwanda to north-central Dem. Rep. Congo and southern Uganda to western Kenya at high elevations.

Comment

: 128–130, doubted the diagnosability of the previously defined subspecies, and Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 161, formally rejected them. See brief account of Hyperolius lateralis pleurospilus by Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 50–53. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 161–162, Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 166–167, and Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 365–366, provided accounts. Penner and Rödel, 2007, in Butynski and McCullough (eds.), RAP Bull. Biol. Assessment, 46: 37–41, provided a record for north-central Dem. Rep. Congo. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 213, reported on comparative tadpole morphology.

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