Hyperolius nimbae Laurent, 1958

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

Hyperolius viridiflavus nimbae Laurent, 1958, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 53: 290. Holotype: MNHNP unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Yanlé", Mont Nimba, Ivory Coast. Synonymy with Rappia tuberculata by Schiøtz, 1971, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 134: 74.

Hyperolius nimbaeSchiøtz, 1967, Spolia Zool. Mus. Haun., 25: 229; Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 195.

Hyperolius tuberculatus nimbaeSchiøtz, 1971, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 134: 21–76.

English Names

Nimba Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 172).


Lowlands on the southeastern foot of Mount Nimba in Ivory Coast.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ivory Coast

Endemic: Ivory Coast


In the Hyperolius tuberculatus group of the Hyperolius viridiflavus complex according to Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 195–196, who provided a brief account and map and distinguished Hyperolius nimbae and Hyperolius tuberculatus on call differences. See Laurent, 1983, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 18: 1-93, for discussion. 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: 287. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 172–173, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Kanga, Kouamé, Zogbass, Gongomin, Agoh, Kouamé, Konan, Adepo-Gourène, Gourène, and Rödel, 2021, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 15: 71–107, commented on conservation status, identification, range, and habitat on the Ivory Coast side of Mont Nimba. Channing, 2022, Zootaxa, 5134: 320, noted that this nominal taxon was retained pending genetic confirmation as to its status. The sister taxon of Hyperolius tuberculatus according to Kouamé, Gongomin, Rödel, and Channing, 2022, Zootaxa, 5174: 596–599.

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