Hyperolius acutirostris Buchholz and Peters, 1875

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Subfamily: Hyperoliinae > Genus: Hyperolius > Species: Hyperolius acutirostris

Hyperolius acutirostris Buchholz and Peters In Peters, 1875, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1875: 207. Syntype(s): ZMB 8470 (2 specimens, only one of which located by Perret, 1975, Rev. Suisse Zool., 82: 191, and Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 43); MHNG 965.12 (holotype of Hyperolius mosaicus) designated neotype by Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 408; neotype designation invalidated by Perret, 1975, Rev. Suisse Zool., 82: 191. Type locality: "Cameruns"; restricted to Ngam, Cameroon, by Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 408; restriction rejected by Perret, 1975, Rev. Suisse Zool., 82: 191. Type locality discussed and corrected to "Douala", Cameroon, by Frétey, Dubois, and Ohler, 2014, Alytes, 30: 11–28. 

Rappia acutirostrisTornier, 1896, in Möbius (ed.), Deutsch Ost-Afr., 3: 154.

Hyperolius acutirostrisNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 252, 268.

English Names

Sharpsnout Reed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 66).

Sharp-snouted Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 196).


Southwestern Cameroon as far east as the Yaoundé region, in lowland rainforest below 1300 m elevation.


See comments under Hyperolius mosaicus and Hyperolius endjami. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 617. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 137, provided a brief account and map. See account by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 214–218. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 205–206, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Dehling and Sinsch, 2019, Zool. Anz., 280: 65–77, considered this to be in the Hyperolius nasutus group. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 196–197, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. See Hyperolius ghesquieri. Not addressed by Portik, Bell, Blackburn, Bauer, Barratt, Branch, Burger, Channing, Colston, Conradie, Dehling, Drewes, Ernst, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Harvey, Hillers, Hirschfeld, Jongsma, Kielgast, Kouete, Lawson, Leaché, Loader, Lötters, van der Meijden, Menegon, Müller, Nagy, Ofori-Boateng, Ohler, Papenfuss, Rößler, Sinsch, Rödel, Veith, Vindum, Zassi-Boulou, and McGuire, 2019, Syst. Biol., 68: 859–875. 

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