Hyperolius riggenbachi (Nieden, 1910)

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

Rappia riggenbachi Nieden, 1910, Arch. Naturgesch., 76: 244. Holotype: ZMB 20435 according to Laurent, 1961, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 64: 75. Type locality: "Banjobezirk" (= region of Banjo), Cameroon.

Hyperolius riggenbachiNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 251, 329; Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 391.

Hyperolius hieroglyphicus Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 409. Syntypes: ZMB (originally 12 specimens) unnumbered, according to the original publication; including MCZ 17638 (on exchange from ZMB), according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1946, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 96: 128; ZMB 20793 designated lectotype by Laurent, 1961, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 64: 76. Type locality: "Bamenda, Kamerun". Synonymy by Amiet, 1973, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 13: 157. The description in Ahl, 1931, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 17: 126, appeared a few weeks later according to unpublished notes by A. Loveridge (fide R. Laurent).

Hyperolius benueensis Monard, 1951, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 1: 177. Holotype: LCFM 1138, by original designation. Type locality: "Banguvé" and "Ngaouyanga", Cameroon. Synonymy with Hyperolius hieroglyphicus by Perret, 1962, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 65: 244.

Hyperolius riggenbachi riggenbachiSchiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 132.

Hyperolius riggenbachi hieroglyphicusSchiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 132.

English Names

Riggenbach's Reed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 68).

Distribution

Mambilla and Obudu Plateaus of eastern Nigeria; Bamenda Highlands and the Adamawa Plateau, western and central Cameroon, 900–1800 m elevation.

Comment

Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 74–75, provided records for Nigeria. 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. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 323–329. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 131–132, provided a brief account and map.

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