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In body proportions, habitat preference and voice H. phantasticus seems similar to the western H. guttulatus, but its coloration is quite different and the gular flap is smaller in H. phantasticus. It is remarkable that the Cameronese populations of H. guttulatus sometimes have black spots on the ventrum similar to, although less extensive than H. phantasticus. A further difference is that H. phantasticus lacks the white fold posterior to the gular flap which is found in Cameronese populations of H. guttulatus. The two species have been taken together.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Gabon
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
H. chabanaudi is a synonym for H. phantasticus (Lötters et al. 2001).
This account was taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main.
Lötters, S., Gossman, V., Obame, F., and Böhme, W. (2001). ''Zur Herpetofauna Gabuns. Teil 1: Einleitung, Untersuchungsgebiet und Methodik, kommentierte Artenliste der gefundenen Froschlurche. [The herpetofauna of Gabon. Part 1: Introduction, study area and methodology, annotated species list of recorded anurans.].'' Herpetofauna (Wiesenstadt), 23, 19-34.
Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Written by Arne Schiøtz (arne AT schiotz.dk), *
First submitted 2001-01-10
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius phantasticus <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/562> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 19, 2020.
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