Hyperolius chrysogaster Laurent, 1950

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

Hyperolius chrysogaster Laurent, 1950, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 13. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered by original designation. Type locality: "Bitale (Alt. 1. 750 m.) à l'ouest du Kahusi, Territoire de Kalehe, Kivu", Dem. Rep. Congo.

English Names

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

Golden-bellied Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 174).


Transition forests in Kivu from Mount Ruwenzori south to the northern slopes of the Itombwe highlands, eastern Dem. Rep. Congo.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Endemic: Congo, Democratic Republic of the


See comment under Hyperolius leucotaenius. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 283. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 158, provided a very brief account and map. Greenbaum and Chifundera, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 254–259, reported the rediscovery of this species near Kahuzi-Biega National Park, not otherwise collected since 1954. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 174–175, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Dehling and Sinsch, 2023, Diversity, 15 (512): 65, specifically excluded this species from the fauna of Rwanda.

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