Hyperolius pardalis Laurent, 1948

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

Hyperolius steindachneri pardalis Laurent, 1948 "1947", Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 11, 14: 294. Holotype: BMNH 1913.10.29.29, by original designation. Type locality: "Bitye, S. Cameroons".

Hyperolius pardalisPerret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 25.

English Names

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


Forests of southern Cameroon to southwestern Central African Republic northwestern Rep. Congo, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea.


Closely related to Hyperolius steindachneri and Hyperolius bolifambae, according to Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 143–144, who provided a brief account and map. See comment by Lötters, Gossmann, Obame, and Böhme, 2001, Herpetofauna, Weinstadt, 23: 30, who provided the Gabon record. De la Riva, 1994, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 8: 130, provided a record for Equatorial Guinea. Lasso, Rial, Castroviejo, and De la Riva, 2002, Graellsia, 58: 21–34, provided notes on ecological distribution in Equatorial Guinea. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 337–342. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 218–219, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Jongsma, Tobi, Dixon-MacCallum, Bamba-Kaya, Yoga, Mbega, Mve Beh, Emrich, and Blackburn, 2017, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 11 (1: e144): 12, provided records for southeastern Gabon and briefly discussed habitat and range. 

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