Hyperolius steindachneri Bocage, 1866

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

Hyperolius steindachneri Bocage, 1866, J. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat., Lisboa, 1: 75. Holotype: MBL T. 25-226 according to Perret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 25; destroyed by 1978 fire, according to Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 218. Type locality: "Duque de Bragança", Angola.

Rappia steindachneriGünther, 1869 "1868", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1868: 479.

Hyperolius steindachneriNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 252, 329.

Hyperolius steindachneri steindachneriLaurent, 1951, Ann. Soc. R. Zool. Belg., 82: 48.

Hyperolius machadoi Laurent, 1954, Publ. Cult. Companhia Diamantes Angola, 23: 80. Holotype: MD 495, by original designation; now MRAC B-60615, according to Ceríaco, Marques, André, Afonso, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2020, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 162: 394. Type locality: "Camissombo", Angola. Given as "Kamissombo", Lat. -8.15, Long. 20.65, Angola by Ceríaco, Marques, André, Afonso, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2020, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 162: 392.  Tentative synonymy with Hyperolius steindachneri steindachneri by Laurent, 1964, Publ. Cult. Companhia Diamantes Angola, 67: 157.

English Names

Steindachner's Reed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 68; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 182).


Northern Angola and southern Dem. Rep. Congo to east-central Zambia.


See brief accounts by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 144–145, and Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 182. Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2018, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 65 (Suppl. II): 114–115, provided a map and brief account for Angola. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 192–193, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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