Hyperolius pseudargus Schiøtz and Westergaard, 1999

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

Hyperolius pseudargus Schiøtz and Westergaard In Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 174. Holotype: Not stated; given as ZMUC R77858 by Schiøtz and Westergaard, 2000, Steenstrupia, 25: 4. Type locality: "Very open farmland in Udzungwa Mts in Tanzania"; given by museum records (personal commun., H. Kristensen, 24 Nov. 2010) as "Open farmland at Masisiwe Village, Udzungwa Mts., 1840 m", Tanzania.

English Names

Mette's Reed Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 176).


Open farmland in the Udzungwa Mountains and southern highlands of Tanzania.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Tanzania

Endemic: Tanzania


Inadvertent diagnosis of a species intended to have been named elsewhere. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 176–177, provided an account. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 188–189, provided a brief account and photograph. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 200–201, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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