Hyperolius albofrenatus Ahl, 1931

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

Hyperolius albofrenatus Ahl, 1931, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 17: 53. Holotype: ZMB 86012, according to  Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 417. Type locality: "Deutsch-Ost-Afrika (genauerer Fundort unbekannt [without precise locality])” [probably Tanzania]. The description in Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 315, appeared subsequently according to Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 417. 

English Names

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


Known only from the imprecise type locality of ""Deutsch-Ostafrika" (= probably Tanzania). See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Tanzania

Endemic: Tanzania


Probably a synonym of Hyperolius pusillus according to Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 207. Not mentioned by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 396, regarded this nominal taxon as too insufficiently known to treat adequately in their fieldguide. Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 417, discussed the confusing provenance of the holotype, noting that the neither the identity of the frog nor its origin or collector can be determined with certainty. 

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