Hyperolius pardalis Laurent, 1948

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

Hyperolius steindachneri pardalis Laurent, 1948 "1947", Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 11, 14: 294. Holotype: BMNH 1913.10.29.29, by original designation. Type locality: "Bitye, S. Cameroons".

Hyperolius pardalisPerret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 25.

English Names

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

Distribution

Forests of southern Cameroon to southwestern Central African Republic northwestern Rep. Congo, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea.

Comment

Closely related to Hyperolius steindachneri and Hyperolius bolifambae, according to Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 143–144, who provided a brief account and map. See comment by Lötters, Gossmann, Obame, and Böhme, 2001, Herpetofauna, Weinstadt, 23: 30, who provided the Gabon record. De la Riva, 1994, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 8: 130, provided a record for Equatorial Guinea. Lasso, Rial, Castroviejo, and De la Riva, 2002, Graellsia, 58: 21–34, provided notes on ecological distribution in Equatorial Guinea. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 337–342. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 218–219, reported on comparative tadpole morphology.

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