Hyperolius schoutedeni Laurent, 1943

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

Hyperolius schoutedeni Laurent, 1943, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Zool., 4: 86. Holotype: MRAC 39837, by original designation. Type locality: "Kunungu (s/Congo)", western Dem. Rep. Congo.

English Names

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


Isolated records in southeastern Gabon and central-west and southeastern Rep. Congo, and northern half of Dem. Rep. Congo, likely extending into adjacent South Sudan, and extreme southern Central African Republic.  

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Gabon

Likely/Controversially Present: Central African Republic, South Sudan


Related to Hyperolius kivuensis and Hyperolius multifasciatus, according to the original publication, but very similar to Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris, with which it has been commonly confused, according to Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 152. See account by Inger, 1968, Explor. Parc Natl. Garamba, Miss. H. de Saeger, 52: 161. Schiøtz, 2006, Alytes, 24: 58, discussed the species. Bamba-Kaya, Zassi-Boulou, Tobi, Hayes, Portik, Blackburn, and Jongsma, 2019, Herpetol. Notes, 12: 873–876, discussed the habitat and range of the species (including records from Gabon and Rep. Congo), providing new localities and a dot map. 

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.