Hyperolius kibarae Laurent, 1957

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

Hyperolius kibarae Laurent, 1957, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 42: 8. Holotype: IRSNB 1.117 according to Lang, 1990, Doc. Trav., Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg., 59: 8. Type locality: "Lusinga, 1. 760 m", Upemba National Park, Katanga Province, southeastern Dem. Rep. Congo.

English Names

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

Kibara Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 204).


Highlands of lower Katanga in Upemba National Park, southeastern Dem. Rep. Congo.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Endemic: Congo, Democratic Republic of the


Related to the Hyperolius marginatusHyperolius castaneus group of species according to the original publication. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 189, provided a brief account and map. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 204–205, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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