Hyperolius tuberculatus (Mocquard, 1897)

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

Rappia tuberculata Mocquard, 1897, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 8, 9: 18. also Mocquard, 1897, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, 3: 55. Holotype: MNHNP 96.570, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 57. Type locality: "Lambaréné", Gabon.

Hyperolius tuberculatusNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 269. Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 373 (as synonym of Hyperolius acutirostris); Laurent, 1951, Ann. Soc. R. Zool. Belg., 82: 34; Perret and Mertens, 1957, Bull. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 19: 574.

Hyperolius tuberculatus tuberculatusSchiøtz, 1971, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 134: 21–76, by implication; Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 82-83; Laurent, 1983, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 18: 11.

Hyperolius dintelmanni Lötters and Schmitz, 2004, Bonn. Zool. Beitr., 52: 150. Holotype: ZFMK 67871, by original designation. Type locality: "from the Edib Hills (ca. 1,200 m above sea level), Bakossi Mountains, South-West Cameroon (4° 57′ N, 9° 39′ E)". Synonymy by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 118–123.

Hyperolius tuberculatus dintelmanniAmiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 118–123.

English Names

Rainforest Reed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 68).


Rainforests of southeastern Nigeria through Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, and Rep. Congo, to eastern Dem. Rep. Congo; likely in Cabinda enclave, Angola.


In the Hyperolius viridiflavus superspecies according to Schiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 172. Frétey and Blanc, 2001, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 126: 383, reported this species from Gabon. 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: 184–194. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status as Hyperolius dintelmanni in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 284. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 184–194. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 225–226, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 196–197, provided a brief account. 

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