Hyperolius rubrovermiculatus Schiøtz, 1975

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

Hyperolius rubrovermiculatus Schiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 154. Holotype: ZMUC R073854, by original designation. Type locality: "Shimba Hills, Kenya".

English Names

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

Distribution

Shimba Hills, south of Mombasa, in southern coastal Kenya.

Comment

Possibly a subspecies of Hyperolius mitchelli, according to Schiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 156, and Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 172. 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: 288. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 202–203, provided a brief account and photograph. 

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