Hyperolius ghesquieri Laurent, 1943

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

Hyperolius ghesquieri Laurent, 1943, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Zool., 4: 98. Holotype: MRAC 1159, by original designation. Type locality: "Befale (Tshuapa)", central Dem. Rep. Congo.

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (Befale, central Dem. Rep. Congo).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Endemic: Congo, Democratic Republic of the


Extremely poorly known, known only from the holotype, and likely close to Hyperolius acutirostris, according to Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 153, although that species is restricted to Cameroon. 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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