Hyperolius leucotaenius Laurent, 1950

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

Hyperolius leucotaenius Laurent, 1950, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 14. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, by original designation. Type locality: "Kinadjo (Alt. 1. 850–1.950 m.), Territoire de Mwenga, Kivu", eastern Dem. Rep. Congo.

Hyperolius leucotaenius leucotaeniusLaurent, 1952, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 46: 34.

Hyperolius leucotaenius allogynus Laurent, 1952, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 46: 34. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered by original designation. Type locality: "Haute Lubitshako, 1.900-2.000 m., Terr. de Fizi, Kivu", Dem. Rep. Congo.

English Names

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


Transition forest west of the southern part of the Itombwe Highlands and northern slopes of the Kabobo Highlands, eastern Dem. Rep. Congo, 1850-2000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Endemic: Congo, Democratic Republic of the


A vicariant of Hyperolius chrysogaster (Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 212). Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 154, provided a very brief account and map. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 286. Greenbaum and Chifundera, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 254–259, reported the rediscovery of this species, not otherwise collected since 1954. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 204–205, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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