Hyperolius guttulatus Günther, 1858

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

Hyperolius guttulatus Günther, 1858, Arch. Naturgesch., 24: 326. Syntypes: BMNH (3 specimens) according to Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 86. Type locality: "Afrika".

Hyperolius reticulatus Günther, 1865 "1864", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1864: 482. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.9.56, by museum records. Type locality: "probably from West Africa", considered as unknown by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 125. Synonymy by Laurent, 1958, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 53: 275.

Rappia lagoensis Günther, 1869 "1868", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1868: 487. Syntypes: BMNH (2 specimens) by original designation. Type locality: "Lagos", Nigeria. Given as "Lagos" and "West Africa" by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 123. Synonymy by Laurent, 1958, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 53: 275.

Hyperolius lagoensisPeters, 1875, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1875: 207; Noble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 252, 326; Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 412.

Rappia reticulataBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 125.

Rappia lagoensisBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 123.

Rappia guttulataBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 125.

Hyperolius guttulatusNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 252, 326. Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 416.

Hyperolius buchholzi Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 320. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Accra", Ghana. The description in Ahl, 1931, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 17: 56, appeared a few weeks later according to unpublished notes by A. Loveridge (fide R. Laurent). Synonymy by Schiøtz, 1967, Spolia Zool. Mus. Haun., 25: 161; Rödel, 2000, Herpetofauna W. Afr., 1: 224.

Hyperolius reticulatusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 356.

Hyperolius liberiensis Laurent, 1951, Ann. Soc. R. Zool. Belg., 82: 46. Holotype: MNHNP 1921.175, by original designation. Type locality: "Sanikolé = Sanoquelle, Liberia". Synonymy by Laurent, 1958, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 53: 275.

English Names

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

Distribution

Sierra Leone to western Gabon in forest.

Comment

Rödel, 2000, Herpetofauna W. Afr., 1: 224–226, provided an account and mentioned misidentifications in the literature. Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 78–80, provided records for Nigeria. Segniagbeto, Bowessidjaou, Dubois, and Ohler, 2007, Alytes, 24: 77, commented on the presence of this species in Togo. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 350–356. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 209–210, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 120–121, provided a brief account and map.

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