Hyperolius veithi Schick, Kielgast, Rödder, Muchai, Burger, and Lötters, 2010

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

Hyperolius veithi Schick, Kielgast, Rödder, Muchai, Burger, and Lötters, 2010, Zootaxa, 2501: 27. Holotype: ZFMK 89607, by original designation. Type locality: "a flooded area in the middle of primary forest away from rivers and streams in Salonga National Park (02.88 S, 20.41 E, ca. 415 m above sea level), Province of Bandundu, Equateur Kasaï Oriental and Occidental, Democratic Republic of Congo".

English Names

Veith's Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 196).

Distribution

Currently known only from Salonga National Park in the central Congo Basin of the Province of Bandundu, Equateur Kasaï Oriental and Occidental, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Comment

Closely related to Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris and possibly a composite of two species according to the original publication. See comments regarding this member of the Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris complex in Bell, Parra, Babangenge, Barej, Blackburn, Burger, Channing, Dehling, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Kielgast, Kasumba, Lötters, McLaughlin, Nagy, Rödel, Portik, Stuart, VanDerWal, Zassi-Boulou, and Zamudio, 2017, Mol. Ecol., 26: 5224–5244, discussed molecular biogeography, phylogenetics, and systematics. Deichmann, Mulcahy, Vanthomme, Tobi, Wynn, Zimkus, and McDiarmid, 2017, PLoS One, 12 (11: e0187283): 18, noted that this taxon is nested within their samples of Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris suggesting either misidentified samples or that Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris is a species complex.  Dehling and Sinsch, 2019, Zool. Anz., 280: 65–77, placed this in their Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris group. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 196–197, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.  

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