Hyperolius swynnertoni FitzSimons, 1941

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

Hyperolius swynnertoni FitzSimons, 1941, Ann. Transvaal Mus., 20: 280. Syntypes: TMP 18911 and 18916, according to XXX. Type locality: "Chirinda Forest", Zimbabwe.

Hyperolius marmoratus swynnertoniLaurent, 1952 "1951", Ann. Soc. R. Zool. Belg., 82: 384; Laurent, 1965, Breviora, 216: 2; Poynton and Broadley, 1987, Ann. Natal Mus., 28: 219.

Hyperolius marmoratus broadleyi Poynton, 1963, Ann. Natal Mus., 15: 328. Holotype: NMZB (formerly UM) 5370, by original designation. Type locality: "Fern Valley, Umtali", Zimbabwe. Synonymy by Wieczorek, Drewes, and Channing, 2000, J. Biogeograph., 27: 1235; and Wieczorek, Drewes, and Channing, 2001, Amphibia-Reptilia, 22: 159.

Hyperolius marginatus broadleyiLaurent, 1976, Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent., Tervuren, Ser. Octavo, Sci. Zool., 213: 97.

Hyperolius marmoratus broadleyiPoynton and Broadley, 1987, Ann. Natal Mus., 28: 216.

English Names

Broadley's Tree Frog (Hyperolius broadleyi: Lambiris, 1990 "1989", Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 10: 146).

Broadley's Forest Treefrog (Hyperolius broadleyi: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 69).

Swynnerton's Reed Frog (Lambiris, 1990 "1989", Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 10: 179; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 268).


Southern portion of the eastern Zimbabwe uplands, and adjacent Mozambique. 


See brief account (as Hyperolius broadleyi) by Poynton and Broadley, 1987, Ann. Natal Mus., 28: 176-177. See also discussion by Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 401. See general discussion of the Hyperolius viridiflavus–parallelus–marginatus group by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 206–228, and specifically of the forms he treats under the vernacular as Broadleyi and Swynnertoni.

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