Hyperolius brachiofasciatus Ahl, 1931

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

Hyperolius brachiofasciatus Ahl, 1931, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 17: 87. Syntypes: ZMB unnumbered, according to the original publication; lost, according to Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 208; apparently found and reported as ZMB 77723 by Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 419. Type locality: "Ngoto, Lobaje-gebiet, Westafrika [Lobaye Prefectiure, Central African Republic]". The description (and illustration) by Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 361, appeared subsequently according to Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 419. 

English Names

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


Known definitely only from the type locality (Ngoto in southwestern Central African Republic), more provisionally from a locality in central Rep. Congo, and from several localities in central and northeastern Dem. Rep. Congo.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the


Not mentioned by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.. Schiøtz, 2006, Alytes, 24: 41-43, provided a discussion and reported specific localities in central Dem. Rep. Congo. Jackson and Blackburn, 2007, Salamandra, 43: 149-164, provided a record for Nouabale-Ndoki National Park, Rep. Congo. Mali, Banda, Chifundera, Badjedjea, Sebe, Lokasola, Ewango, Tungaluna, and Akaibe, 2019, Am. J. Zool., 2: 38–43, reported the species from the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, northeastern Dem. Rep. Congo. 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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