Hyperolius xenorhinus Laurent, 1972

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

Hyperolius xenorhinus Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 73. Holotype: MRAC. Type locality: "mont Teye, secteur Kikura, alt. 1,800 m, contreforts septrionaux du Ruwenzori", Virunga National Park, Kivu, Dem. Rep. Congo.

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (Mount Teye, Virunga National Park, Kivu, Dem. Rep. Congo), 1800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Endemic: Congo, Democratic Republic of the


Possibly an aberrant specimen of Hyperolius alticola [= Hyperolius discodactylus] according to the original publication and Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 159, who provided a very brief account. 

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