Hyperolius drewesi Bell, 2016

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

Hyperolius drewesi Bell, 2016, Herpetologica, 72: 343. Holotype: CAS 253051, by original designation. Type locality: "São Tomé and Príncipe, Príncipe Island, Road to Bom Bom Resort, 1.68838N, 7.40228E (in all cases, datum = WGS84), 15 m elevation". 

English Names

Drewes's Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 190).  


Príncipe Island, sea level to ca. 600 m elevation, of the country of São Tomé and Príncipe. 


In the Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris species complex according to the original publication, formerly confused with Hyperolius molleri.  Gilbert and Bell, 2017 "2018", Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 123: 1–11, compared call structure of the Hyperolius thomenssi/Hyperolius moleri/Hyperolius drewesi/Hyperolius olivaceus group in Sao Tome and Principe and Central Africa. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 190–191, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Bell, Ceríaco, Scheinberg, and Drewes, 2022, in Ceríaco et al. (eds.), Biodiversity Gulf Guinea Islands: 491–494, summarized the literature and systematics of the species.   

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