Afrixalus "quadrivittatus" Pickersgill, 2007

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Genus: Afrixalus > Species: Afrixalus "quadrivittatus"

Hyperolius leptosomus Peters, 1877, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1877: 619. Holotype: ZMB 9175 according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 44. Type locality: "Chinchoxo (Westafrika)" [= Cabinda, Angola]. Synonymy with Afrixalus fulvovittatus by Schiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 78; Lötters, Gossmann, Obame, and Böhme, 2001, Herpetofauna, Weinstadt, 23: 28. Assigned by implication to Afrixalus "quadrivittatus" by Pickersgill, 2007, Afr. J. Herpetol., 56: 23-37.

Megalixalus leptosomusBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 129. Chabanaud, 1921, Bull. Com. Études Hist. Scient. Afr. Occid. Franç., 1921: 459 (based in part on Afrixalus fulvovittatus and Afrixalus vittiger according to Pickersgill, 2007, Afr. J. Herpetol., 56: 23-37).

Megalixalus leptosomus leptosomusWerner, 1908 "1907", Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Phys. Math. Naturwiss. Kl., 116: 1900.

Hyperolius brevipalmatus Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 279. Holotype: ZMB 24499 according to Perret, 1962, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 65: 246. Type locality: "Sangmelina Süd Kamerun". The description in Ahl, 1931, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 17: 25, appeared a few weeks later according to unpublished notes by A. Loveridge (fide R. Laurent). Synonymy with Afrixalus fulvovittatus by Loveridge, 1936, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 79: 371; Perret, 1962, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 65: 246. Assigned by implication to Afrixalus "quadrivittatus" by Pickersgill, 2007, Afr. J. Herpetol., 56: 23-37.

Megalixalus (Afrixalus) leptosomusLaurent, 1944, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 38: 113-114.

Afrixalus fulvovittatus leptosomusLaurent, 1950, Explor. Parc Natl. Albert, Miss. G.F. de Witte (1933–1935), 64: 18. Laurent, 1951, Ann. Soc. R. Zool. Belg., 82: 28; Inger, 1968, Explor. Parc Natl. Garamba, Miss. H. de Saeger, 52: 131.

Afrixalus fulvovittatus leptosomusLaurent, 1951, Ann. Soc. R. Zool. Belg., 82: 28.

Hyperolius fulvovittatus leptosomaPerret, 1960, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 61: 371-372. Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 441.

Afrixalus dorsalis leptosomusPerret, 1976, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 99: 19-28.

Afrixalus fulvovittatus brevipalmatusPerret, 1976, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 99: 19-28.

Afrixalus "quadrivittatus" Pickersgill, 2007, Afr. J. Herpetol., 56: 23-37. Holotype: NONE. Type locality: NONE. (See comment). Working name for a complex of populations not otherwise sorted.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Savanna-forest ecotone regions of tropical West Africa from Senegal, Gambia, and Mali, western Dem. Rep. Congo; reported in Equatorial Guinea; reported in western and southeastern areas of Dem. Rep. Congo to Uganda, western Kenya, and Tanzania (see comment).

Comment

See comment under Afrixalus quadrivittatus. Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 111, implied that the controversy may have to do with confusion with the very similar Afrixalus fulvovittatus and Afrixalus vittiger.

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