Hyperoliinae Laurent, 1943

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Subfamily: Hyperoliinae
203 species

Hyperoliinae Laurent, 1943, Bull. Mus. R. Hist. Nat. Belg., 19: 16. Type genus: Hyperolius Rapp, 1842.

Hyperoliidae — Laurent, 1951, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 45: 119.

Hyperoliini — Laurent, 1972, Copeia, 1972: 201.

Hyperoliinae — Portik, Bell, Blackburn, Bauer, Barratt, Branch, Burger, Channing, Colston, Conradie, Dehling, Drewes, Ernst, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Harvey, Hillers, Hirschfeld, Jongsma, Kielgast, Kouete, Lawson, Leaché, Loader, Lötters, van der Meijden, Menegon, Müller, Nagy, Ofori-Boateng, Ohler, Papenfuss, Rößler, Sinsch, Rödel, Veith, Vindum, Zassi-Boulou, and McGuire, 2019, Syst. Biol., 68: 866. 

Tachycneminae Channing, 1989, S. Afr. J. Zool., 24: 127. Type genus: Tachycnemis Fitzinger, 1843. Synonymy by Vences, Kosuch, Glaw, Böhme, and Veith, 2003, J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res., 41: 212, and  Portik, Bell, Blackburn, Bauer, Barratt, Branch, Burger, Channing, Colston, Conradie, Dehling, Drewes, Ernst, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Harvey, Hillers, Hirschfeld, Jongsma, Kielgast, Kouete, Lawson, Leaché, Loader, Lötters, van der Meijden, Menegon, Müller, Nagy, Ofori-Boateng, Ohler, Papenfuss, Rößler, Sinsch, Rödel, Veith, Vindum, Zassi-Boulou, and McGuire, 2019, Syst. Biol., 68: 866. 

Cryptothylacinae Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 223. Type genus: Cryptothylax Laurent and Combaz, 1950. 

Hyperoliina — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 224. 

Morerellina Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 224. Type genus: Morerella Rödel, Kosuch, Grafe, Boistel, and Veith, 2009. Subtribe. 

Opisthothylacina Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 225. Type genus: Opithothylax Perret, 1966. Subtribe. 

Tachycnemina — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 225. Subtribe. 

Afrixalinia — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 225. Type genus: Afrixalus Laurent, 1944. Infratribe. 

Tachycneminia — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 225. Infratribe. 

English Names

Reed Frogs (Lambiris, 1990 "1989", Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 10: 156).

Distribution

Subsaharan Africa; Madagascar; Seychelles. 

Comment

 Portik, Bell, Blackburn, Bauer, Barratt, Branch, Burger, Channing, Colston, Conradie, Dehling, Drewes, Ernst, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Harvey, Hillers, Hirschfeld, Jongsma, Kielgast, Kouete, Lawson, Leaché, Loader, Lötters, van der Meijden, Menegon, Müller, Nagy, Ofori-Boateng, Ohler, Papenfuss, Rößler, Sinsch, Rödel, Veith, Vindum, Zassi-Boulou, and McGuire, 2019, Syst. Biol., 68: 866, as part of a major study on the evolution within Afrobatrachia, recognized the subfamily, but noted that Alexteroon, Arlequinus, Callixalus, Chrysobatrachus, and Kassinula should be included in future phylogenetic studies to confirm their placement. See comment under Hyperoliidae for relevant literature. Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 1–738, provided a detailed taxonomy and tree, at variance with those reported by Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297, Yuan, Zhang, Raxworthy, Weisrock, Hime, Jin, Lemmon, Lemmon, Holland, Kortyna, Zhou, Peng, Che, and Prendini, 2018, Natl. Sci. Rev., Beijing, 6, and Portik, Bell, Blackburn, Bauer, Barratt, Branch, Burger, Channing, Colston, Conradie, Dehling, Drewes, Ernst, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Harvey, Hillers, Hirschfeld, Jongsma, Kielgast, Kouete, Lawson, Leaché, Loader, Lötters, van der Meijden, Menegon, Müller, Nagy, Ofori-Boateng, Ohler, Papenfuss, Rößler, Sinsch, Rödel, Veith, Vindum, Zassi-Boulou, and McGuire, 2019, Syst. Biol., 68

Contained taxa (203 sp.):

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