Hyperolius noblei Ahl, 1931

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

Hyperolius noblei Ahl, 1931, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 17: 118. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered, according to the original publication; ZMB 85765 is the holotype according to Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 430. Type locality: "Kilwa (Deutsch-Ostafrika)" = Kilwa (Kivinje), Kilwa District, Lindi Region, Tanzania. 

English Names

None noted. 

Distribution

Southern coastal Tanzania to northern coastal Mozambique. 

Comment

Placed in the synonymy of Hyperolius puncticulatus by Loveridge, 1936, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 79: 37; of Hyperolius marmoratus mariae by Laurent, 1952 "1951", Ann. Soc. R. Zool. Belg., 82: 386, and considered a distinct species by Channing, 2022, Zootaxa, 5134: 340, on the basis of molecular evidence; he also described the advertisement call.The description in Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 400, was published subsequently according to Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 430. 

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