Afrixalus upembae (Laurent, 1941)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Subfamily: Hyperoliinae > Genus: Afrixalus > Species: Afrixalus upembae

Megalixalus leptosomus upembae Laurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 35: 125. Holotype: MRAC 5982 by original designation. Type locality: "Nyonga (s/Lac Upemba)", Katanga Province, Dem. Rep. Congo.

Megalixalus (Afrixalus) leptosomus upembaeLaurent, 1944, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 38: 113–114.

Afrixalus leptosomus upembaeGuibé, 1948, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 20: 500, by implication.

Hyperolius fulvovittatus upembaeLaurent, 1957, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 42: 5; Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 440.

Afrixalus upembaePerret, 1976, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 99: 19–28; Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 63.

English Names

Upemba Spiny Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 160).


Savanna in Lower Katanga Province, Dem. Rep. Congo.


In the Afrixalus fulvovittatus complex according to Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 63, who provided a very brief account. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 160–161, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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