Hyperolius benguellensis (Bocage, 1893)

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

Rappia benguellensis Bocage, 1893, J. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat., Lisboa, Ser. 2, 3: 119. Syntypes: MBL 17.220-223, according to Perret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 26; destroyed in 1978 fire, according to R. Laurent IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 207. Type locality: "Cahata" = Caota, Benguella, Angola.

Rappia oxyrhynchus Boulenger, 1901, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Zool., 2: 5. Syntypes: MRAC and BMNH. Laurent, 1943, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Zool., 4: 73, regarded MRAC 151 as the holotype, a lectotype designation by implication. Type locality: "Pweto et de Lofoï", Dem. Rep. Congo. Synonymy with Hyperolius nasutus by Laurent, 1957, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 42: 3-47. See Channing, Moyer, and Burger, 2002, Afr. Zool., 37: 97. Placed in this synonymy by Channing, Hillers, Lötters, Rödel, Schick, Conradie, Rödder, Mercurio, Wagner, Dehling, Du Preez, Kielgast, and Burger, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 317.

Hyperolius oxyrhynchusNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 252, 327; Laurent, 1943, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Zool., 4: 73. 

Hyperolius benguellensisNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 251, 324; Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 305.

English Names

Benguella Long Reed Frog (Channing, Hillers, Lötters, Rödel, Schick, Conradie, Rödder, Mercurio, Wagner, Dehling, Du Preez, Kielgast, and Burger, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 317). 

Bocage's Sharp-nosed Reed Frog (Lambiris, 1990 "1989", Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 10: 172; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 244).

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

Distribution

Southern Angola, northern Namibia, Katanga Province of Dem. Rep. Congo, and northern Botswana.

Comment

In the Hyperolius nasutus group and removed from the synonymy of Hyperolius nasutus by Amiet, 2005, Rev. Suisse Zool., 112: 271-310 (although on page 292, he allowed that it may be a synonym of Hyperolius nasutus), where it had been placed by Loveridge, 1953, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 110: 362-363; and Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 97. See comment under Hyperolius viridis.(Channing, Hillers, Lötters, Rödel, Schick, Conradie, Rödder, Mercurio, Wagner, Dehling, Du Preez, Kielgast, and Burger, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 317-319, provided an account and redelimited the species. See comment by Ceríaco, Blackburn, Marques, and Calado, 2014, Alytes, 31: 21, under Hyperolius nobrei, which may be synonymous. 

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