Hyperolius nasicus Laurent, 1943

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

Hyperolius nasicus Laurent, 1943, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Zool., 4: 71. Holotype: MRAC 18161, by original designation. Type locality: "Kasiki (Marungu, Alt. 2.300 m., entre L. Moero et Moba)", Dem. Rep. Congo.

Hyperolius nasutus nasicusSchiøtz, 2006, Alytes, 24: 69, reported combination.

English Names

Pointed Long Reed Frog (Channing, Hillers, Lötters, Rödel, Schick, Conradie, Rödder, Mercurio, Wagner, Dehling, Du Preez, Kielgast, and Burger, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 333).

Pointed Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 180). 

Distribution

Central Mozambique, northwestern Zambia, eastern Zimbabwe, and southeastern Dem. Rep. Congo. 

Comment

Schiøtz, 2006, Alytes, 24: 69, suggested that this nominal taxon might be conspecific with Hyperolius benguellensis as did Schiøtz, 2006, Alytes, 24: 46. Channing, Hillers, Lötters, Rödel, Schick, Conradie, Rödder, Mercurio, Wagner, Dehling, Du Preez, Kielgast, and Burger, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 333-334, substantiated the distinctiveness of this taxon and provided an account. See Bittencourt-Silva, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (2: e181): 6, for comments on morphology, systematics, and ecology in western Zambia. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 180–181, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.  

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