Hyperolius ferrugineus Laurent, 1943

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

Hyperolius ferrugineus Laurent, 1943, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Zool., 4: 100. Holotype: MRAC 40224, by original designation. Type locality: "Lodjo s/Mongbwalu (Ituri)", Dem. Rep. Congo.

English Names

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

Rust-colored Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 206).


Known  from the type locality (Lodjo, Ituri) and the Okapi Wildlife Preserve, northeastern Dem. Rep. Congo, near the Uganda border.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Endemic: Congo, Democratic Republic of the


Extremely poorly known according to Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 152, who noted it is only known from the holotype. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 206–207, provided a brief account and range map. 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.

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