Hyperolius poweri Loveridge, 1938

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

Hyperolius poweri Loveridge, 1938, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 51: 213. Holotype: MCZ 23110, by original designation. Type locality: "vicinity of the Umvoti River, near Stranger [= Stanger], [KwaZulu-]Natal, Union of South Africa".

English Names

Power's Reed Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 173).


Southeastern coast of South Africa, possibly into Mozambique.


Removed from the synonymy of Hyperolius acuticeps by Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 353, where it had been considered by Channing, Moyer, and Burger, 2002, Afr. Zool., 37: 95. Bishop, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 136, Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 350-353, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 240-241, provided accounts (as Hyperolus acuticeps in the sense of including Hyperolius poweri). See comments under Hyperolius acuticeps. Channing, Hillers, Lötters, Rödel, Schick, Conradie, Rödder, Mercurio, Wagner, Dehling, Du Preez, Kielgast, and Burger, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 335-336, provided an account and redelimited the species. 

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