AmphibiaWeb - Hyperolius sheldricki


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Hyperolius sheldricki Duff-MacKay & Schiøtz, 1971
family: Hyperoliidae
genus: Hyperolius
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Kenya


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Hyperolius sheldricki is known from only two localities in southeastern Kenya: one in Tsavo East National Park and one near Kakoneni (Duff-MacKay and Schiøtz 1971). This species is found in the dry savanna (Schiøtz 1999) and may be very specialized for arid habitats.

Member of the Hyperolius viridiflavus superspecies and treated under that name (see H. viridiflavus account for description). Sometimes regarded as a separate species.


Duff-MacKay, A., and Schiøtz, A. (1971). ''A new Hyperolius (Amphibia: Anura) from Kenya.'' Journal of East African Natural History, 29, 1-3.

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

Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2008-03-02)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius sheldricki <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Dec 1, 2023.

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