AmphibiaWeb - Hyperolius vilhenai


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Hyperolius vilhenai Laurent, 1964
family: Hyperoliidae
genus: Hyperolius
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Data Deficient (DD)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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A small Hyperolius (male 21 mm) from north-eastern Angola with a squat body and a large, broad head. Snout rounded. Colour in life pale green; after preservation, the dorsum is light with large dark spots. A dark band runs from tip of snout to upper eyelid. Only one specimen is known. According to Laurent it is a male with developed gonads. If this is correct the species is most remarkable in the absence of a gular flap and gular sac.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Angola


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Luita River, Angola.

This account was taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main.


Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.

Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2001-01-10)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius vilhenai <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 2, 2024.

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