Hyperolius maestus Rochebrune, 1885

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

Hyperolius maestus Rochebrune, 1885, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 7, 9: 91. Type(s): "Mus. Bouvieri"; now presumably in MNHNP (and unrecognized as a type) if still extant. Type locality: "Locum Landana dictum, in foliis Musarum", Cabinda, Angola.

English Names

Cabinda 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 marmoratus according to Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 212. Not mentioned by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2018, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 65 (Suppl. II): 106, commented on the nominal species, noting that the type is likely lost making the status of this taxon questionable. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 396, regarded this nominal taxon as too insufficiently known to treat adequately in their fieldguide. 

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