Hyperolius thomensis Bocage, 1886

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

Hyperolius thomensis Bocage, 1886, J. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat., Lisboa, 11: 74. Syntypes: MBL T.26-216 (2 specimens) and 26-219; destroyed by 1978 fire. CAS 251637 designate neotype by  Bell, 2016, Herpetologica, 72: 349. Type locality: "St. Thomé"; corrected to "Roça Saudade e littoral", São Thomé Island by Bocage, 1897, J. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat., Lisboa, Ser. 2, 6: 203. Neotype from "São Tomé and Príncipe, São Tomé, trail from Bom Sucesso  Radio Tower, 0.275688 N, 6.604128 E, 1326 m elevation". 

Rappia thomensisBoulenger, 1887, Zool. Rec., 23: 21, by implication.

Nesionixalus thomensisPerret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 29.

Hyperolius (Nesionixalus) thomensisFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 366.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

São Tomé I., 500–1000 m elevation, São Tomé and Principe, Gulf of Guinea.

Comment

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. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 311, provided a brief account and map as Nesionixalus thomensis. Biogeography and diversification reported on by Bell, Drewes, Channing, Gvoždík, Kielgast, Lötters, Stuart, and Zamudio, 2015, J. Biogeograph., 42: 65–75, and Bell, Drewes, and Zamudio, 2015, Evolution, 69: 904–915, suggesting that Hyperolius thomensis is the sister taxon of this species, and together the sister taxon of Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris. 

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