Hyperolius dintelmanni
family: Hyperoliidae
Species Description: Loetters, Stefan; Schmitz, Andreas. 2004. A new species of tree frog (Amphibia; Hyperolius) from the Bakossi Mountains, South-West-Cameroon. Bonner Zoologische Beitraege 52(1-2): 149-154

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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A medium-sized Hyperolius (males 29.5-34 mm, females 27.3-30 mm). Females are smaller than the males. Ph. J. in life: Dorsum olive to translucent dark green with light green hour-glass pattern forming a non-divided outline on the back. Ventrum yellowish to greyish. Ph. F.: Dorsum dark brown to black with light greenish spots. Hidden parts of toes and limbs bright red. Ventrum yellow (Lötters and Schmitz 2004).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon


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Found in the Bakossi Mountains, southwestern Cameroun, at 1,100-1,250 m. in elevation (Lötters and Schmitz 2004).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Frogs were observed sitting in lower grass vegetation in areas with ferns, at the outer margins of disturbed primary forest patches (Lötters and Schmitz 2004).

Text taken from Schiøtz (2007), pers. comm.


Lötters, S. and Schmitz, A. (2004). ''A new species of treefrog from the Bakossi Mountains, south-west Cameroun.'' Bonner Zoologische Beitrage, 52(1-2), 149-154.

Written by Arne Schiøtz (arne AT, *
First submitted 2008-03-01
Edited by NW (2008-09-12)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius dintelmanni <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 18, 2020.

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