Hyperolius soror (Chabanaud, 1921)

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

Rappia soror Chabanaud, 1921, Bull. Com. Études Hist. Scient. Afr. Occid. Franç., 1921: 458. Syntypes: MNHNP 1921.185, according to the original publication. Type locality: "N'Zérékoré", Guinea.

Hyperolius sororAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 299.

English Names

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

Distribution

Sierra Leone through southern Guinea, adjacent Liberia, to western Ivory Coast.

Comment

See comment under Hyperolius wermuthi, with which it may be conspecific. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 221–222, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Rödel and Glos, 2019, Zoosyst. Evol., 95: 23, reported this species from the Krahn-Bassa Proposed Protected Area in southeastern Liberia and the Foya Proposed Protected Area in western Liberia. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 174–175, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. See comment under Hyperolius wermuthi which Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 396, regarded as a synonym.

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