Very similar to H. tuberculatus but phase F with diffuse darker marbling on a light ground colour. Pupil horizontal. Sometimes regarded as a subspecies of H. tuberculatus. Probably closely related to the savanna-living Hyperolius viridiflavus complex.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Distributed in R. D. Congo north of Congo River according to Laurent (1976), but possibly sympatric with H. tuberculatus in Ubangi, which would show that they are specifically distinct. Occurs in clearings in the forest belt, as do the other members of its group.
Belongs to a group along with H. tuberculatus and H. nimbae, all of which occur in clearings in the forest belt.
This account was taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main.
Laurent, R.F. (1976). ''Noveaux commentaires sur la superespèce Hyperolius viridiflavus.'' Annales du Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, 213, 70-114.
Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Written by Arne Schiøtz (arne AT schiotz.dk), *
First submitted 2001-01-29
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)
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