Hyperolius howelli Du Preez and Channing, 2013

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

Hyperolius howelli Du Preez and Channing in Channing, Hillers, Lötters, Rödel, Schick, Conradie, Rödder, Mercurio, Wagner, Dehling, Du Preez, Kielgast, and Burger, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 322. Holotype: SAIAB 118979, by original designation. Type locality: "Himo Road, Arusha, Tanzania (3° 21′29.6″ S; 36°50'15.3" E)" 

English Names

Howell's Long Reed Frog (original publication). 

Howell's Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 178).


Western and central Kenya (2 disjunct populations) and southern and northern Tanzania; isolated record from the Harenna Forest (6.5949°N, 39.7543°E, elevation 1800 m), Ethiopia, on the east side of the Rift Valley. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania


In the Hyperolius nasutus species group according to the original publication. Spawls, Wasonga, and Drewes, 2019, Amph. Kenya: 21, provided a range map for Kenya, photograph, and brief characterization. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 178–179, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Tiutenko, Spawls, and Zinenko, 2023, Herpetol. Notes, 16: 99–101, provided the record from the eastern Ethiopian Highlands, based on a mtDNA 16s assay for confirmation.  

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