Hyperolius frontalis Laurent, 1950

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

Hyperolius frontalis Laurent, 1950, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 11. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered by original designation. Type locality: "Bushoho (Alt. 1.100 m.) à 10 km. au nord-ouest de Bunyakiri, Territoire de IKalhe, Kivu", Dem. Rep. Congo.

English Names

Bushoho Reed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 67).

White-snouted Reed Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 161).

Distribution

Montane forests in eastern Dem. Rep. Congo from the northwest of Mount Ruwenzori south to west of Lake Kivu, extending into extreme southwestern Uganda in the Bwindi Forest, 700–2000 m elevation.

Comment

Schiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 143-145, noted that this species may be conspecific with Hyperolius alticola; R. Laurent in Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 210, disagreed with this view. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 156, implied that with additional work the following might be shown to be conspecific with Hyperolius frontalis: Hyperolius diaphanus, Hyperolius alticola, Hyperolius chrysogaster, Hyperolius leucotaenius, and Hyperolius xenorhinus. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 161–162, provided an account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 285.

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