Hyperolius goetzei Ahl, 1931

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

Hyperolius goetzei Ahl, 1931, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 17: 128. Holotype: ZMB 53181 according to  Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 424. Type locality: "Uhehe, Massai-Steppe", Tanzania. Considered a subspecies of Hyperolius marmoratus by Laurent, 1961, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 64: 83. The description in Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 413, was published subsequently according to Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 424. 

Hyperolius marmoratus goetzei — Laurent, 1961, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 64: 83.

Hyperolius viridiflavus reesi Schiøtz, 1982, Steenstrupia, 8: 272. Holotype: ZMUC R77205, by original designation. Type locality: "Clearing in Magombero Forest . . . . Kilmbero-Rufiji area in Tanzania". Synonymy with Hyperolius marginatus by Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 151–152. Synonymy with Hyperolius goetzei by Channing, 2022, Zootaxa, 5134: 340.

Hyperolius reesi — Poynton, 1991, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 152: 467; Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 200–201. 

Hyperolius goetzei — Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 178–181; Channing, 2022, Zootaxa, 5134: 340.

 

English Names

Magombero Reed Frog (Hyperolius reesi [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 68).

Distribution

Plateau of central Tanzania. 

Comment

 Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 206–228, and specifically to the forms he treats as Reesi. Removed from the synonymy of Hyperolius glandicolor by Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 200–201, who provided a brief account as Hyperolius reesi and photograph, and by Channing, 2022, Zootaxa, 5134: 340, where it had been placed by Wieczorek, Drewes, and Channing, 2000, J. Biogeograph., 27: 1235. Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 407–450, briefly discussed the ZMB types and their collectors and provenance of Hyperolius goetzei

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