Hyperolius fuscigula Bocage, 1866

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

Hyperolius fuscigula Bocage, 1866, J. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat., Lisboa, 1: 76. Syntypes: MBL 19-189 (2 specimens) according to Perret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 26; lost in 1978 fire. Type locality: "Duque de Bragança", Angola.

Rappia fuscigulaGünther, 1869 "1868", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1868: 479.

Hyperolius fuscigulaRochebrune, 1884, Fauna Senegambie, Amph.: 31; Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 309.

English Names

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

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Duque de Bragança, Angola).

Comment

A nomen dubium according to Perret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 26. Tentatively considered a synonym of Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris by Laurent, 1943, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Zool., 4: 67; Laurent, 1951, Ann. Soc. R. Zool. Belg., 82: 23-50, although Laurent seems to have not noticed that Hyperolius fuscigula is an older name (1866) than is Hylambates cynnamomeus (1893) (DRF). Not mentioned by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2018, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 65 (Suppl. II): 102–103, provided a map for Angola and a brief account, noting that due to the loss of the only specimen the status of the species is questionable. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 396, regarded this nominal taxon as too insufficiently known to treat adequately in their fieldguide. 

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