Hyperolius nimbae Laurent, 1958

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

Hyperolius viridiflavus nimbae Laurent, 1958, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 53: 290. Holotype: MNHNP unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Yanlé", Mont Nimba, Ivory Coast. Synonymy with Rappia tuberculata by Schiøtz, 1971, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 134: 74.

Hyperolius nimbaeSchiøtz, 1967, Spolia Zool. Mus. Haun., 25: 229; Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 195.

Hyperolius tuberculatus nimbaeSchiøtz, 1971, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 134: 21–76.

English Names

None noted.


Lowlands on the southeastern foot of Mount Nimba in Ivory Coast; presumably in adjacent Liberia and Guinea.


In the Hyperolius tuberculatus group of the Hyperolius viridiflavus complex according to Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 195–196, who provided a brief account and map and distinguished Hyperolius nimbae and Hyperolius tuberculatus on call differences. See Laurent, 1983, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 18: 1-93, for discussion. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 287.

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