Hyperolius olivaceus Buchholz and Peters, 1876

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

Hyperolius olivaceus Buchholz and Peters in Peters, 1876, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1876: 120. Syntypes: ZMB 8829 (3 specimens) according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 44; now renumbered ZMB 8829 and ZMB 53264–53265 (formerly part of ZMB 8829) according to Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 431. Type locality: "Limbareni am Ogowe" = Lambaréné on the river Ogooué (or Ogowe), Moyen-Ogooué Province, Gabon.  

Hyperolius fimbriolatus Buchholz and Peters in Peters, 1876, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1876: 121. Syntypes: ZMB 8830 (2 specimens), according to Laurent, 1961, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 64: 79; now numbered ZMB 8830 and ZMB 65178 (formerly part of ZMB 8830) according to Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 421. Type locality: "Limbareni am Ogowe" = Lambarene, Moyen-Ogooué Province, Gabon. Synonymy with Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris olivaceus suggested by Laurent, 1961, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 64: 79, and confirmed by Lötters, Gossmann, Obame, and Böhme, 2001, Herpetofauna, Weinstadt, 23: 29.

Rappia fimbriolata — Boettger, 1888, Ber. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 1888: 98.

Hyperolius fimbriata — Tornier, 1896, in Möbius (ed.), Deutsch Ost-Afr., 3: 153. Incorrect subsequent spelling of Hyperolius fimbriolatus according to Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 421–422. 

Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris olivaceus — Laurent, 1943, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Zool., 4: 67, 80.

Hyperolius olivaceus — Schick, Kielgast, Rödder, Muchai, Burger, and Lötters, 2010, Zootaxa, 2501: 33; Dewynter and Frétey, 2019, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 27: 24. 

Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris olivaceus — Bell, Parra, Badjedjea, Barej, Blackburn, Burger, Channing, Dehling, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Kielgast, Kasumba, Lötters, McLaughlin, Nagy, Rödel, Portik, Stuart, VanDerWal, Zassi-Boulou, and Zamudio, 2017, Mol. Ecol., 26: 5239. 

English Names

Olive Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 196).

Distribution

Coastal and southeastern region of Gabon and Rep. Congo to southwestern Equatorial Guinea. 

Comment

Resurrected from the synonymy of Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris by Schick, Kielgast, Rödder, Muchai, Burger, and Lötters, 2010, Zootaxa, 2501: 33, but subsequently treated as a subspecies of Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris by Bell, Parra, Badjedjea, Barej, Blackburn, Burger, Channing, Dehling, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Kielgast, Kasumba, Lötters, McLaughlin, Nagy, Rödel, Portik, Stuart, VanDerWal, Zassi-Boulou, and Zamudio, 2017, Mol. Ecol., 26: 5223–5244, who also discussed biogeography. Previously considered a junior synonym of Hyperolius fuscigula by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 124. Recognized by Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 293. Synonymy by Laurent, 1943, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Zool., 4: 67, 80. Synonymy considered tentative by Lötters, Gossmann, Obame, and Böhme, 2001, Herpetofauna, Weinstadt, 23: 28-29. Gilbert and Bell, 2017 "2018", Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 123: 1–11, reported on advertisement call.  Jongsma, Tobi, Dixon-MacCallum, Bamba-Kaya, Yoga, Mbega, Mve Beh, Emrich, and Blackburn, 2017, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 11 (1: e144): 12–13, provided records for southeastern Gabon and briefly discussed habitat and range. Dewynter and Frétey, 2019, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 27: 24,, summarized the literature for Gabon, provided a photograph (p. 59). and recognized Hyperolius olivaceus. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 196–197, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. See brief account, range map, and photographs for Equatorial Guinea in Sánchez-Vialas, Calvo-Revuelta, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2020, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 66: 137–230. Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 407–450, briefly discussed the types, collectors, collecting itinerary, and early literature for Hyperolius fimbriolatus and Hyperolius olivaceus

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