Hyperolius tornieri Ahl, 1931

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

Hyperolius tornieri Ahl, 1931, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 17: 45. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered, according to the original publication; lost according to Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 218. Type locality: "Ukami, [Udzungwa Mountains,] Deutsch-Ost-Afrika [= Tanzania]". The description in Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 304, appeared subsequently according to Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 407–450.

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (Ukami, Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Tanzania

Endemic: Tanzania


Not mentioned by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr., implying that he regarded this as a synonym of another taxon. 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: 436, briefly discussed the collector and his collecting itinerary. 

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