Hyperolius pickersgilli Raw, 1982

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

Hyperolius pickersgilli Raw, 1982, Durban Mus. Novit., 13: 118. Holotype: NMP 6658, by original designation. Type locality: "Avoca, north of Durban, [KwaZulu-]Natal, [Rep.] South Africa".

English Names

Pickersgill's Reed Frog (Lambiris, 1988, in Branch (ed.), South Afr. Red Data Book, Amph. Rept.: 88; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 171-172; Bishop, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 143-145; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 260).

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

Distribution

Coastal lowlands of KwaZulu-Natal, from Kingsburgh in the south to Bonamanzi Game Park in the north, Rep. South Africa.

Comment

See accounts by Lambiris, 1988, Lammergeyer, 39: 142–143, Lambiris, 1988, in Branch (ed.), South Afr. Red Data Book, Amph. Rept.: 88–89, Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 192–193, Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 171–172, Bishop, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 143–145, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 260–261. 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. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 219, reported on comparative tadpole morphology.

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