Hyperolius chlorosteus (Boulenger, 1915)

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

Rappia chlorostea Boulenger, 1915, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1915: 243. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation; BMNH 1947.2.9.23 by museum records. Type locality: "Sierra Leone".

Hyperolius chlorosteusNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 252, 324; Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 390; Laurent, 1958, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 53: 289.

English Names

Sierra Leone Reed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 67).

Large Green Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 186). 

Distribution

Rainforest of Sierra Leone through Liberia and southern Guinea to south-central Ivory Coast.

Comment

See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 618. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 208–209, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 121–124, provided a brief account and map. Rödel and Glos, 2019, Zoosyst. Evol., 95: 21, reported this species from the Krahn-Bassa Proposed Protected Area in southeastern Liberia and the Foya Proposed Protected Area in western Liberia. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 186–187, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Kanga, Kouamé, Zogbass, Gongomin, Agoh, Kouamé, Konan, Adepo-Gourène, Gourène, and Rödel, 2021, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 15: 71–107, commented on conservation status, identification, range, and habitat on the Ivory Coast side of Mont Nimba.  

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