Hyperolius polli Laurent, 1943

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

Hyperolius polli Laurent, 1943, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Zool., 4: 96. Holotype: MRAC 656, by original designation. Type locality: "Tshimbulu s/Luebi (Kasai)", Dem. Rep. Congo.

English Names

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

Poll's Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 194).    


Known only from the type locality in Kasai, Dem. Rep. Congo, and adjacent northeastern Angola.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Angola, Congo, Democratic Republic of the


Extremely poorly known and only known from the type locality according to Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 153. Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2018, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 65 (Suppl. II): 110, provided a map for Angola and a brief account. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 194–195, provided a brief account and range map.     

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