Hyperolius molleri (Bedriaga, 1892)

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

Rappia molleri Bedriaga, 1892, Instituto, Coimbra, Ser. 2, 39: 642. Type(s): Not stated and considered lost; CAS 253073 designated neotype by Bell, 2016, Herpetologica, 72: 349. Type locality: "Ile de St. [= São] Thomé", Sao Tome and Principe. Neotype from "São Tomé and Príncipe, São Tomé, Caxão Grande, 0.296878 N, 6.703768 E, 141 elevation". 

Hyperolius molleriNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 251, 327.

Nesionixalus molleriLoumont, 1992, Alytes, 10: 37-62.

Hyperolius (Nesionixalus) molleriFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 366. .

English Names

Moller's Gulf Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 69).

Distribution

São Tomé Is., 500–1000 m elevation, Gulf of Guinea.

Comment

Biogeography and diversification reported on by Bell, Drewes, Channing, Gvoždík, Kielgast, Lötters, Stuart, and Zamudio, 2015, J. Biogeograph., 42: 65–75, and Bell, Drewes, and Zamudio, 2015, Evolution, 69: 904–915, suggesting that Hyperolius thomensis is the sister taxon of this species, and together the sister taxon of Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris. Records from the island of Principe are now referred to Hyperolius drewesiDrewes and Stoelting, 2004, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 55: 577–578, discussed (in the sense of including Hyperolius drewesi) habitat and collection localities. 

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