Hyperolius pustulifer Laurent, 1940

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

Hyperolius pustulifer Laurent, 1940, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 6. Holotype: MRAC 37025, by original designation. Type locality: "Luvungi (sur la Ruzizi)", Kivu, eastern Dem. Rep. Congo.

English Names

Luvungi Reed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 68).


Known only from the type locality (Kivu Province, eastern Dem. Rep. Congo) near the Burundi border.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Endemic: Congo, Democratic Republic of the


Probably a synonym of Hyperolius kivuensis according to Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 216. Not mentioned by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 396, regarded this nominal taxon as too insufficiently known to treat adequately in their fieldguide.

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