Hyperolius nasutus Günther, 1865

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

English Names

Large-nosed Long Reed Frog (Channing, Hillers, Lötters, Rödel, Schick, Conradie, Rödder, Mercurio, Wagner, Dehling, Du Preez, Kielgast, and Burger, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 334). 

Longnose Reed Frog (Stewart and Wilson, 1966, Ann. Natal Mus., 18: 304; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 67).

Long-nosed Reed Frog (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 16; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 73).

Sharp-nosed Reed Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 73).

Sharp-and-blunt-snouted Sedge Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 73).

Long Reed Frog (Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 254).

Quanza Reed Frog (Hyperolius punctulatus [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 68).

Distribution

Southern Africa from northern Angola and the Okovango Delta of Botswana; presumably in intervening Namibia.

Comment

 Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 97–100, provided an account for the species in the sense of including Hyperolius granulatus and Hyperolius benguellensis as synonyms. Channing, Moyer, and Burger, 2002, Afr. Zool., 37: 91–99, partitioned nominal Hyperolius nasutus into three cryptic species (Hyperolius nasutus, Hyperolius viridis, and Hyperolius acuticeps) on the basis of call-type and morphometrics. They retained Hyperolius benguellensis in the synonymy of Hyperolius nasutus. Schiøtz and Van Daele, 2003, Alytes, 20: 138–142, distinguished two species in this complex in Angola on the basis of call structure and color pattern, one of which they assigned the name Hyperolius benguellensis and the other to Hyperolius nasutus. Although their evidence clearly supports two taxa existing within nominal Hyperolius nasutus, it is not clear that the names are applied appropriately given that types were not examined and the possibility of unnamed members of this complex being involved did not seem to be addressed. Nago, Grell, Sinsin, and Rödel, 2006, Salamandra, 42: 93–108, provided a record of nominal Hyperolius nasutus for Benin. Discussed (as Hyperolius punctulatus) by Perret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 27. Channing, Hillers, Lötters, Rödel, Schick, Conradie, Rödder, Mercurio, Wagner, Dehling, Du Preez, Kielgast, and Burger, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 334–335, provided an account. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 174–175, provided a brief account of nominal Hyperolius nasutus, but inasmuch as the species is extralimital to the area of their guide it is unclear what species is being addressed. 

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