Alexteroon Perret, 1988

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Genus: Alexteroon
3 species

Alexteroon Perret, 1988, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 111: 39. Type species: Hyperolius obstetricans Ahl, 1931, by original designation.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Southern and southwestern Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea.

Comment

 Amiet, 2000, Alytes, 17: 125-164, reviewed and redefined the genus. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543–583, placed Alexteroon well within Hyperolius, militating against the recognition of this taxon, but given the affection these authors demonstrated in this paper for paraphyletic taxa they did not make the taxonomic remedy. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 195–197, reported on comparative tadpole morphology.

Contained taxa (3 sp.):

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.