Hyperolius viridis Schiøtz, 1975

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

Hyperolius viridis Schiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 110. Holotype: ZMUC R079491, by original designation. Type locality: "30 miles southwest of Mbeya, Tanzania".

English Names

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

Robust Long Reed Frog (Channing, Hillers, Lötters, Rödel, Schick, Conradie, Rödder, Mercurio, Wagner, Dehling, Du Preez, Kielgast, and Burger, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 339). 

Distribution

High grasslands of southwestern Tanzania and northern Malawi. 

Comment

Similar to Hyperolius pusillus according to the original publication. Schiøtz, 2006, Alytes, 24: 61–71, suggested on the basis of examination of types and call structure that the populations associated with the name Hyperolius viridis by Channing, Moyer, and Burger, 2002, Afr. Zool., 37: 91–99, are actually Hyperolius benguellensis (although the type of the latter is now lost). In the Hyperolius nasutus group of Amiet, 2005, Rev. Suisse Zool., 112: 271–310.  Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 186–187, Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 187–188, provided accounts. Channing, Hillers, Lötters, Rödel, Schick, Conradie, Rödder, Mercurio, Wagner, Dehling, Du Preez, Kielgast, and Burger, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 339–341, provided an account and redelimited the species. 

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