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Afrixalus upembae
family: Hyperoliidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Description
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.

Comments
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.

References

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.



Written by Arne Schiøtz (arne AT schiotz.dk), *
First submitted 2001-01-29
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-30)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Afrixalus upembae <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/5701> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 21, 2017.



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