Hyperolius lateralis Laurent, 1940

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

Hyperolius lateralis Laurent, 1940, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 1. Holotype: MRAC 38902, by original designation. Type locality: "N'Gesho (près des Lacs Mokoto)", Dem. Rep. Congo.

Hyperolius lateralis pleurospilus Laurent, 1947, Bull. Mus. R. Hist. Nat. Belg., 23: 4. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, according to the original publication; MRAC 55667 according to Lang, 1990, Doc. Trav., Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg., 59: 8. Type locality: "Forêt a l'ouest de la piste de Mwenda à Katuka, Secteur «Munsenene». Parc National Albert (Partie Nord)", Kivu, Dem. Rep. Congo.

Hyperolius pleurospilusLaurent, 1950, Explor. Parc Natl. Albert, Miss. G.F. de Witte (1933–1935), 64: 43.

Hyperolius lateralis cyaneops Laurent, 1950, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 8. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, by original designation. Type locality: "Kiharo (Alt. 1.200 m.), Territoire de Rutana, Urundi".

Hyperolius lateralis bururiensis Laurent, 1950, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 8. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, by original designation. Type locality: "Bururi (Alt. 1.850-1.950 m.), Urundi".

Hyperolius lateralis lateralisLaurent, 1951, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 373.

Hyperolius lateralis guibei Laurent, 1951, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 373. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Cyumba, 1.900-1.950 m., Terr. de Biumba, Ruanda [= Rwanda]".

Hyperolius lateralis acanthochromus Laurent, 1951, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 374. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Mugera, 1.450 m., Terr. de Ruyigi, Urundi", Burundi.

Hyperolius lateralis capnodogaster Laurent, 1951, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 373. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Marais de la Tshizanie, Kinazi, 1.350 m, Terr. de Muhinga, Urundi", Burundi.

Hyperolius lateralis kochi Laurent, 1951, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 375. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Itula, 650 m., Terr. de Chabaunda, Kivu", eastern Dem. Rep. Congo.

Hyperolius lateralis subolivaceus Laurent, 1952, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 46: 277. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Marais de Kasha, Lemera, alt. 1. 550 m., Terr. d'Uvira, Kivu", Dem. Rep. Congo.

Hyperolius lateralis bogerti Laurent, 1952, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 46: 277. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Remera, lac Luhondo, 1. 770 m., Terr. de Ruhengeri, Ruanda [= Rwanda]".

Hyperolius lateralis pulcherrimus Laurent, 1952, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 46: 278. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Mrais de la Rusuma, 2. 100 m., Terr. de Ruhengeri, Ruanda [= Rwanda]".

English Names

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

Side-striped Reed Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 166).

Mottle-sided Reed Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 166 [alternative name]).

Distribution

Northwestern Tanzania through Burundi and Rwanda to north-central Dem. Rep. Congo and southern Uganda to western Kenya at high elevations.

Comment

: 128–130, doubted the diagnosability of the previously defined subspecies, and Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 161, formally rejected them. See brief account of Hyperolius lateralis pleurospilus by Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 50–53. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 161–162, Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 166–167, and Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 365–366, provided accounts. Penner and Rödel, 2007, in Butynski and McCullough (eds.), RAP Bull. Biol. Assessment, 46: 37–41, provided a record for north-central Dem. Rep. Congo. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 213, reported on comparative tadpole 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. Spawls, Wasonga, and Drewes, 2019, Amph. Kenya: 22, provided a range map for Kenya, photograph, and brief characterization. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 206–207, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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