Hyperolius houyi Ahl, 1931

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

Hyperolius houyi Ahl, 1931, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 17: 101. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered, according to the original publication; lost, according to Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 211; ZMB 39099 is the holotype according to Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 425. Type locality: "Ussagara (Neu Kamerun)", corrected to “SW-Ussagara”, southern Kilosa District, Morogoro Region, Tanzania, by Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 425. 

English Names

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

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Ussagara, Morogoro Region, Tanzania).

Comment

Probably a synonym of Hyperolius viridiflavus (Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 211). Not mentioned by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.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. Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 425, discussed the type, type locality and provenance of the specimen. 

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