Hyperolius lucani Rochebrune, 1885

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

Hyperolius lucani Rochebrune, 1885, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 7, 9: 91. Type(s): "Museo Bouvieri"; now presumably in MNHNP (and unrecognized as a type) if still extant. Type locality: "Locam Landana dictum, in frondibus Borassorum", Cabinda enclave, Angola.

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (Cabinda, Angola).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Angola

Endemic: Angola


Probably a synonym of Hyperolius ocellatus according to Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 212. Not mentioned by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 396, regarded this form as a synonym of Hyperolius ocellatus based on unpublished molecular data. 

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