Hyperolius tuberilinguis Smith, 1849

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

Hyperolius tuberilinguis Smith, 1849, Illust. Zool. S. Afr., 3 (Appendix): 26. Types: possibly BMNH, but not found by Poynton and Broadley, 1987, Ann. Natal Mus., 28: 194. Type locality: "the country to the eastward of the Cape Colony", Rep. South Africa. Rendered as "Kaffraria" by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 125, who did not note any BMNH specimens.

Euchnemis salinae Bianconi, 1849 "1848", Nuovi Ann. Sci. Nat., Bologna, Ser. 2, 10: 107. Holotype: MZUB 100176, according to Bonfitto, 1991, Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 9: 362. Type locality: "Mozambico"; restricted to "Inhambane, Mozambico" by Bonfitto, 1991, Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 9: 362. Synonymy by Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 78; and Poynton and Broadley, 1987, Ann. Natal Mus., 28: 194.

Hyperolius coccotis Cope, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 14: 342. Holotype: ANSP. Type locality: "Umvoti", KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Synonymy by Loveridge, 1938, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 51: 213-214; Loveridge, 1941, Ann. Transvaal Mus., 20: 286; Poynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 189.

Hyperolius salinaeGünther, 1864, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1864: 307.

Rappia salinaeGünther, 1869 "1868", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1868: 487; Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 123.

Rappia tuberilinguisBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 125.

Rappia sansibarica Pfeffer, 1893, Jahrb. Hamburg. Wiss. Anst., 10: 97. Types: ZMH, destroyed. Type locality: "Sansibar" (= Zanzibar), Tanzania. Synonymy by Poynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 189.

Rappia zanzibaricaTornier, 1896, in Möbius (ed.), Deutsch Ost-Afr., 3: 135. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Hyperolius salinaeNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 252, 329.

Hyperolius sansibaricusNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 251, 329; Loveridge, 1936, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 79: 400.

Hyperolius salinaeNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 252.

Hyperolius tuberilinguisNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 252, 330; Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 387.

Hyperolius mossambicus Parker, 1931 "1930", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1930: 904. Holotype: BMNH 1929.12.20.312, by original designation. Type locality: "Fambani River, Mozambique". Synonymy by Poynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 189.

Hyperolius citrinus sansibaricusLoveridge, 1942, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 91: 379, 407.

Hyperolius kivuensis smaragdinus Laurent, 1948 "1947", Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 11, 14: 294. Holotype: BMNH 1929.12.20.291, by original designation. Type locality: "Charre, Mozambique". Synonymy with Hyperolius concolor tuberilinguis by Loveridge, 1953, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 110: 329, 354.

Hyperolius sansibaricus loveridgei Laurent, 1948 "1947", Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 11, 14: 294. Holotype: MCZ 25240, by original designation. Type locality: "Kitaya (Tanganyika Terr.)", Tanzania. Synonymy with Hyperolius concolor tuberilinguis by Loveridge, 1953, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 110: 329, 354.

Hyperolius concolor tuberilinguisLoveridge, 1953, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 110: 329, 354.

Hyperolius concolor sansibaricusLoveridge, 1957, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 117: 332.

Hyperolius tuberilinguisSchiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 119-122.

English Names

Green Reed Frog (Wager, 1965, Frogs S. Afr.: 200; Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 16; Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 7; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 248).

Tinker Reed Frog (Broadley, 1973, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 10: 24; Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 7; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 248; Lambiris, 1990 "1989", Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 10: 164; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 183; Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 184; Alexander, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 149-150; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 270).

Straw-or-Green Sedge Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 74).

Yellow-green Reed Frog (Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 7; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 248).

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

Distribution

Savanna region from Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, eastern Zimbabwe, and eastern Zambia to extreme western KwaZulu-Natal (Rep. South Africa).

Comment

In the Hyperolius concolor superspecies, according to Schiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 112. See accounts by Lambiris, 1988, Lammergeyer, 39: 139-140, Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 164–165, Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 183–184, Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 184–185, Alexander, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 149-150, Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 328–334, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 270-271. Mercurio, 2011, Amph. Malawi: 198–199, provided an account for Malawi. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 2216, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 208–209, provided a brief account and photograph. Ohler and Frétey, 2014, J. E. Afr. Nat. Hist., 103: 89–90, provided a brief discussion of a collection from northern Mozambique. 

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