Hyperolius rhizophilus Rochebrune, 1885

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

Hyperolius rhizophilus Rochebrune, 1885, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 7, 9: 92. Type(s): "Museo Bouvieri", now presumably in MNHNP, although seemingly not recognized as such. Type locality: "Locum Landana dictum, in foliis rhizophorarum", Cabinda enclave, Angola.

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (Landana, Cabinda, Angola).


Not mentioned by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr. Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2018, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 65 (Suppl. II): 113–114, provided a map and brief account for Angola. 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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