Hyperolius laurenti Schiøtz, 1967

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

Hyperolius laurenti Schiøtz, 1967, Spolia Zool. Mus. Haun., 25: 209. Holotype: ZMUC R073284, by original designation. Type locality: "near the forestry resthouse in Bobiri Forest Reserve, Ghana".

English Names

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

Laurent's Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 186). 


Rainforests from Kalota in south-central Ivory Coast to southwestern Ghana.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ghana, Ivory Coast


Possibly a subspecies of Hyperolius chlorosteus according to Schiøtz, 1967, Spolia Zool. Mus. Haun., 25: 212, although this not reiterated by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 124, who provided a brief account. Rödel, Gil, Agyei, Leaché, Diaz, Fujita, and Ernst, 2005, Salamandra, 41: 118–119, provided records for southwestern Ghana. 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. Kouamé, Adepo-Gourène, Konan, Emmrich, Penner, and Rödel, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 59–65, provided a second record for southeastern Ivory Coast and provided observation on variability, calls, and habitat. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 186–187, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.  

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