Hyperolius tanneri Schiøtz, 1982

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

Hyperolius tanneri Schiøtz, 1982, Steenstrupia, 8: 269. Holotype: ZMUC R77372, by original designation. Type locality: "Forest swamp at 1410 m above sea level in Mazumbai Forest Reserve, Western Usambaras, Tanzania".

Hyperolius tannerorum Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 176. Unjustified emendation according to (and by implication of) Dubois, 2007, Zootaxa, 1550: 49–68.

English Names

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


Forests of the West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania, 1410 to 1920 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Tanzania

Endemic: Tanzania


Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 183–184, provided an account. See  Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 176–177 (as Hyperolius tannerorum) for a brief account and map. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Hyperolius tannerorum) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 288. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 223–224, provided information on comparative larval morphology (as Hyperolius tannerorum). Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 206–207, provided a brief account and photograph. In the Hyperolius spinigularis group of Loader, Lawson, Portik, and Menegon, 2015, BMC Res. Notes, 8 (Art. 167): 1–16, who provided a key to the species. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 202–203, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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