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Hyperolius sankuruensis
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
A massive Hyperolius (males 29–32 mm, females 40 mm) from central R. D. Congo with a well-developed gular flap. Dorsum dark brown with a darker interorbital triangle, a medio-dorsal square spot, a transverse lumbar band and a dark lateral region. Pupil horizontal.

Similar to H. platyceps but apparently the only species from R. D. Congo with such large females, according to Laurent.

Distribution and Habitat

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

 

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Found in Sankuru (Lodja), R. D. Congo.

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.



Written by Arne Schiøtz (arne AT schiotz.dk), *
First submitted 2001-01-10
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius sankuruensis <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/582> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 20, 2017.



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