Hyperolius stenodactylus Ahl, 1931

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

Hyperolius stenodactylus Ahl, 1931, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 17: 21. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered according to the original publication; lost according to Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 411; ZMB 85834 noted as the existing holotype by Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 435. Type locality: "Bipindi, Kamerun [=Cameroon]". The description in Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 271, appeared a few weeks later according to Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 407–450. 

English Names

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

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Bipinda, Cameroon).

Comment

Probably a synonym of Hyperolius concolor according to Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 411. Not mentioned by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.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. Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 407–450, briefly discussed the collection history of the type. 

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