Hyperolius ademetzi Ahl, 1931

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

Hyperolius ademetzi Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 295. Syntypes: ZMB (originally 8 specimens) unnumbered according to the original publication; MCZ 17626 (on exchange from ZMB, is a syntype according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1946, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 96: 126); ZMB 20794a designated lectotype by Perret, 1962, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 65: 244. Type locality: "Bamenda, Kamerun [= Cameroon]". The description in Ahl, 1931, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 17: 37, appeared a few weeks later according to unpublished notes by A. Loveridge (fide R. Laurent).

Hyperolius adametziAhl, 1931, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 17: 5. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

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

Adametz's Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 194).

Distribution

Savanna in the highlands of western Cameroon (Mount Manengouba north to the Bamileke Highlands), 750–1900 m elevation.

Comment

Amiet, 1979 "1978", Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 25: 250, compared this species with Hyperolius kuligae. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 617. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 247–253. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 206–207, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 133, provided a brief account and map, as Hyperolius adametziChanning and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 194–195, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 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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