Hyperolius kachalolae Schiøtz, 1975

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

Hyperolius kachalolae Schiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 162. Holotype: ZMUC R078722, by original designation. Type locality: "near Kachalola, Zambia".

English Names

Kachalola Reed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 67; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 156).


Central Malawi and the highlands of western and eastern Zambia; likely into adjacent southern Dem. Rep. Congo and extreme eastern Angola (see comment).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Malawi, Zambia

Likely/Controversially Present: Angola, Congo, Democratic Republic of the


See accounts by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 173, Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 156, and by Schiøtz and Van Daele, 2003, Alytes, 20: 144. Mercurio, 2011, Amph. Malawi: 156–157, provided an account for Malawi. Baptista, Conradie, Vaz Pinto, and Branch, 2019, In Huntley, Russo, Lages, and Ferrand (eds.), Biodiversity in Angola: 256, noted specimens in Mwinilung District, northwestern Zambia, suggesting its possible occurrence in adjacent Angola. See Bittencourt-Silva, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (2: e181): 6, for comments on morphology and ecology in western Zambia. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 208–209, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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