Hyperolius occidentalis Schiøtz, 1967

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

Hyperolius occidentalis Schiøtz, 1967, Spolia Zool. Mus. Haun., 25: 193. Holotype: ZMUC R076225, by original designation. Type locality: "near the forestry resthouse in Kassewe Forest Reserve, Sierra Leone".

English Names

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


Coastal lowlands of southern Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Sierra Leone


Very similar to Hyperolius picturatus according to the original publication, and possibly conspecific according to Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 116–117, who provided a brief account and map. Gambia record by Barnett, Emms, and Santoni, 2001, Herpetol. Bull., London, 77: 8. Auliya, Wagner, and Böhme, 2012, Bonn Zool. Bull., 61: 255–281, reported the species from the Bijagós Archipelago, Guinea-Bissau. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 184–185, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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