Hyperolius bocagei Steindachner, 1867

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

Hyperolius bocagei Steindachner, 1867, Reise Österreichischen Fregatte Novara, Zool., Amph.: 51. Holotype: NHMW 14846, according to Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 22, and Häupl, Tiedemann, and Grillitsch, 1994, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 9: 26. Type locality: "Angola".

Rappia bocagiiBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 126.

Rappia bocagei var. bocageiFerreira, 1906, J. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat., Lisboa, Ser. 2, 7: 160, by implication.

Rappia seabrai Ferreira, 1906, J. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat., Lisboa, Ser. 2, 7: 163. Syntypes: MUP, according to R. Laurent in Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 217. Type locality: "Quilombo, Rio Luinha" and "Duque de Bragança", Angola. Considered a likely synonym of Hyperolius bocagei by R. Laurent in Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 217, and not mentioned by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr. suggesting that he accepted this synonymy. Synonymy formalized by Frétey, Dewynter, and Blanc, 2011, Amphibiens d’Afrique centrale et d’Angola: Clé de détermination ilustrée des amphibiens du Gabon et du Mbini: xxx, this considered provisional by Ceríaco, Blackburn, Marques, and Calado, 2014, Alytes, 31: 25. 

Rappia bocagei var. maculata Ferreira, 1906, J. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat., Lisboa, Ser. 2, 7: 160. Holotype: Not stated; presumably MUP. Type locality: "Angola . . . . Golungo Alto".

Hyperolius bocageiNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 252, 324.

Hyperolius seabrai — Noble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 252, 329.

English Names

Bocage's Reed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 66; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 151; Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 155).

Quilombo Reed Frog (Hyperolius seabai [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 68).

Distribution

Associated with grassy pans from Angola and northwestern Zambia through southern Dem. Rep. Congo to southwestern Tanzania.

Comment

See comment under Hyperolius seabrai. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 188, suggested that records other than from Angola, southern Dem. Rep. Congo, and western Zambia might refer to other members (possibly unnamed) of the Hyperolius viridiflavus complex. See account by Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 151–152. Schiøtz and Van Daele, 2003, Alytes, 20: 144–145, suggested that Hyperolius bocagei is a junior synonym of some member of the Hyperolius viridiflavus superspecies and has also been confused with Hyperolius kachalolae. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 155–156, provided an account.

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