Hyperolius occidentalis Schiøtz, 1967

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

Hyperolius occidentalis Schiøtz, 1967, Spolia Zool. Mus. Haun., 25: 193. Holotype: ZMUC R076225, by original designation. Type locality: "near the forestry resthouse in Kassewe Forest Reserve, Sierra Leone".

English Names

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


Coastal lowlands of Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.


Very similar to Hyperolius picturatus according to the original publication, and possibly conspecific according to Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 116–117, who provided a brief account and map. Gambia record by Barnett, Emms, and Santoni, 2001, Herpetol. Bull., London, 77: 8.

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