AmphibiaWeb - Afrixalus upembae


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Afrixalus upembae (Laurent, 1941)
family: Hyperoliidae
genus: Afrixalus
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Data Deficient (DD)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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Dorsum dark brown with three light stripes confluent on the snout. The brown dorsal bands are diffuse, not well-delimited as in the other members of the A. fulvovittatus group.

This form was described as a subspecies of a member of the fulvovittatus group, but since the taxonomy of this group is so unsettled and the present form is rather aberrant it is best kept separate.

Distribution and Habitat

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


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Savanna in Lower Shaba province, R. D. Congo.

May be synonymous with Afrixalus "quadrivittatus", sensu Pickersgill (2007), who treated A. "quadrivittatus" as an assortment of species not assignable to either Afrixalus fulvovittatus or Afrixalus vittiger.

Updated by A. Schiøtz, 2008.


Pickersgill, M. (2007). ''A redefinition of Afrixalus fulvovittatus (Cope, 1860) and Afrixalus vittiger (Peters, 1876) (Amphibia, Anura Hyperoliidae).'' African Journal of Herpetology, 56, 23-37.

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

Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2001-01-29)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-30)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Afrixalus upembae <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Feb 23, 2024.

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