Hyperolius kihangensis Schiøtz and Westergaard, 1999

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

Hyperolius kihangensis Schiøtz and Westergaard In Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 177. Holotype: Not stated; given as ZMUC R 767861 by Schiøtz and Westergaard, 2000, Steenstrupia, 25: 2. Type locality: "swamps in dense evergreen forest in the Udzungwas, Tanzania"; given as "a small swamp in dense forest, Udzungwa Scap Forest Reserve, Iringa Region, Iringa District, Tanzania" by Schiøtz and Westergaard, 2000, Steenstrupia, 25: 2.

English Names

Kihanga Reed Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 163).


Swamps in the Udzungwa Mountains of south-central Tanzania, ca. 1740 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Tanzania

Endemic: Tanzania


Inadvertent diagnosis of a taxon supposed to have been named elsewhere. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 163–164, provided an account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 285. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 182–183, provided a brief account. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 206–207, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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