AmphibiaWeb - Hyperolius langi
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Hyperolius langi Noble, 1924
family: Hyperoliidae
genus: Hyperolius

© 2004 Robert C. Drewes (1 of 13)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

 

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Description
A rather small Hyperolius (males 20–24 mm, females 26–31 mm) from eastern R. D. Congo. Dorsum with an hour-glass pattern and/or light canthal and dorsolateral stripes, the latter sometimes only extending halfway down the body. Ventrum greenish, translucent. Pupil horizontal.

The status of this form is not clear. Laurent divides his large series from Virunga N. P. into a ”facies kuligae”, with an hourglass pattern very similar to H. kuligae from Cameroun and Uganda, and a ”facies langi” which is similar to the type of langi, and outside the variation of the Cameronese H. kuligae. We may therefore have two species confused in eastern R. D. Congo, H. langi and H. kuligae. H. langi may be identical to the more westerly H. platyceps.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

 

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

References

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 langi <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/5553> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Dec 2, 2022.



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