Hyperolius ademetzi Ahl, 1931

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

Hyperolius ademetzi Ahl, 1931, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 17: 37. Syntypes: ZMB (originally 8 specimens) unnumbered according to the original publication (these now including ZMB 77729–33 and 77749 according to Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 415; 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, [Mezam Department, Northwest Region,] Kamerun [= Cameroon]". 

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).


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

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon

Endemic: Cameroon


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. Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 415, noted that Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 296, figured a specimen, discussed the correct citation (not Ahl, 1931, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 17: 37) for the original description, and also discussed the collector and provenance of the original series. 

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