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Hyperolius hutsebauti
family: Hyperoliidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Description
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

 

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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.

Comments
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.

References

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)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius hutsebauti <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/5704> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 20, 2017.



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