Hyperolius pyrrhodictyon Laurent, 1965

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

Hyperolius marmoratus pyrrhodictyon Laurent, 1965, Breviora, 216: 5. Holotype: MCZ 46182, by original designation. Type locality: "Mazabuka, in the water-grass fringe of the Kafue River, . . . North Rhodesia [= Zambia]".

Hyperolius parallelus pyrrhodictyonSchiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 181.

Hyperolius marginatus pyrrhodictyonLaurent, 1976, Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent., Tervuren, Ser. Octavo, Sci. Zool., 213: 96.

Hyperolius pyrrhodictyonWieczorek, Drewes, and Channing, 2000, J. Biogeograph., 27: 1235; Wieczorek, Drewes, and Channing, 2001, Amphibia-Reptilia, 22: 159.

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the region of the type locality (Mazabuka, southwestern Zambia).


See general discussion of the Hyperolius viridiflavus–parallelus–marginatus group by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 206–228, and specifically of the form he treats under the vernacular as Pyrrhodictyon.

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