Hyperolius jackie Dehling, 2012

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

Hyperolius jackie Dehling, 2012, Zootaxa, 3391: 54. Holotype: ZMB 77476, by original designation. Type locality: "a natural pond at Karamba (S 2° 28′ 44.28″, E 29° 06′ 44.50″, 1940 m a.s.l.), Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda".

English Names

Jackie's Reed Frog (original publication).


Known only from the Karamba swamp and neighboring stream in southwestern part of Nyungwe National Park, southwestern Rwanda; possibly extending into northwestern Burundi.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Rwanda

Likely/Controversially Present: Burundi

Endemic: Rwanda


Related to Hyperolius castaneus, Hyperolius frontalis, and Hyperolius cystocandicans, according to the original publication where external morphology, osteology, molecular markers, and advertisement call were discussed. Lehr, Dehling, Greenbaum, and Sinsch, 2015, ZooKeys, 546: 125–152, reported on embryogeneis and larval morphology. Dehling and Sinsch, 2019, Zool. Anz., 280: 65–77, reported on the evolution of larval and adult morphospace in the Central African Albertine Rift, including this species which they considered to be in the Hyperolius castaneus group. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 178–179, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Dehling and Sinsch, 2023, Diversity, 15 (512): 1–81, discussed the range, identification, natural history, advertisement call, and conservation status in Rwanda. 

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