Hemisus olivaceus Laurent, 1963

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hemisotidae > Genus: Hemisus > Species: Hemisus olivaceus

Hemisus olivaceus Laurent, 1963, Copeia, 1963: 398. Holotype: MRAC 40061, by original designation. Type locality: "Mongbwalu, Ituri, northeastern Congo [= Dem. Rep. Congo]".

Hemisus olivaceum — Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 110. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

Olive Shovelnose Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 51).

Olive Piglet Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 114). 


Northeastern Dem. Rep. Congo to the Uganda border, where it presumably occurs.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Endemic: Congo, Democratic Republic of the


See brief account in Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 40–41. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 114–115, provided a brief account and range map. 

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.