Hyperolius sylvaticus Schiøtz, 1967

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

Hyperolius sylvaticus Schiøtz, 1967, Spolia Zool. Mus. Haun., 25: 165–166. Holotype: ZMUC R074497, by original designation. Type locality: "Bobiri Forest Reserve, Ghana".

Hyperolius sylvaticus sylvaticusSchiøtz, 1967, Spolia Zool. Mus. Haun., 25: 166.

Hyperolius sylvaticus nigeriensisSchiøtz, 1967, Spolia Zool. Mus. Haun., 25: 169. Holotype: ZMUC R 071169, by original designation. Type locality: "a small waterhole along the Ibadan-Oyo road about 4 miles north of University of Ibadan, Western Nigeria".

Hyperolius sylvaticus ivorensis Schiøtz, 1967, Spolia Zool. Mus. Haun., 25: 172. Holotype: ZMUC R 075109, by original designation. Type locality: "a dense gallery forest along the River Bandama close to Station Scientifique Lamto, about 40 km n. of Tiassalé, Côte d'Ivoire".

English Names

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


Coastal forests of Ivory Coast to southwestern Cameroon with a gap in Benin; expected in  Liberia. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Togo

Likely/Controversially Present: Liberia


 Rödel, Brede, Schiefenhövel, Penner, Sinsin, and Nago, 2007, Salamandra, 43: 231–238, reported this species from the Lokoli Forest of southern Benin. Hillers, Ofori-Boateng, Segniagbeto, Agyei, and Rödel, 2009, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 85: 127-141, provided the first record for Togo. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 111–113, provided a brief account and map. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 233–238. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 186–187, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Kanga, Kouamé, Zogbass, Gongomin, Agoh, Kouamé, Konan, Adepo-Gourène, Gourène, and Rödel, 2021, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 15: 88, commented on a specimen of questionable identification on the Ivory Coast side of Mont Nimba. 

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