Hyperolius acutirostris Buchholz and Peters, 1875

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

Hyperolius acutirostris Buchholz and Peters In Peters, 1875, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1875: 207. Syntype(s): ZMB 8470 (2 specimens, only one of which located by Perret, 1975, Rev. Suisse Zool., 82: 191, and Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 43); MHNG 965.12 (holotype of Hyperolius mosaicus) designated neotype by Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 408; neotype designation invalidated by Perret, 1975, Rev. Suisse Zool., 82: 191. Type locality: "Cameruns"; restricted to Ngam, Cameroon, by Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 408; restriction rejected by Perret, 1975, Rev. Suisse Zool., 82: 191.

Rappia acutirostrisTornier, 1896, in Möbius (ed.), Deutsch Ost-Afr., 3: 154.

Hyperolius acutirostrisNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 252, 268.

English Names

Sharpsnout Reed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 66).

Distribution

Southwestern Cameroon as far east as the Yaounde region, in lowland rainforest below 1300 m elevation.

Comment

See comments under Hyperolius mosaicus and Hyperolius endjami. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 617. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 137, provided a brief account and map. See account by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 214–218. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 205–206, reported on comparative tadpole morphology.

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