Hyperolius igbettensis Schiøtz, 1963

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

Hyperolius nasutus igbettensis Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 64. Holotype: ZMUC R 071422, by original designation. Type locality: "Small stream just north of Igbetti Village, Oyo Province, W. Nigeria".

Hyperolius igbettensisAmiet, 2005, Rev. Suisse Zool., 112: 283.

English Names

Igebetti Long Red Frog (Channing, Hillers, Lötters, Rödel, Schick, Conradie, Rödder, Mercurio, Wagner, Dehling, Du Preez, Kielgast, and Burger, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 324). 

Igbetti Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 174).

Distribution

Eastern Guinea through Nigeria to Cameroon; distribution east of Cameroon not know, likely to occur in western Central African Republic and extreme southwestern Chad.

Comment

Amiet, 2005, Rev. Suisse Zool., 112: 271-310, discussed distinctiveness of this species from other members of the Hyperolius nasutus group in Cameroon—but could not elucidate the range of this species outside of that country and its distinctiveness from Hyperolius nasutus was rejected by Schiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 100. Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 355, suggested that this name might synonymous with Hyperolius poweri. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 296-301. Channing, Hillers, Lötters, Rödel, Schick, Conradie, Rödder, Mercurio, Wagner, Dehling, Du Preez, Kielgast, and Burger, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 324-326, provided an account and redelimited the taxon. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 211, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Dehling and Sinsch, 2019, Zool. Anz., 280: 65–77, considered this to be in the Hyperolius nasutus group. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 174–175, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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