AmphibiaWeb - Hyperolius dintelmanni


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Hyperolius dintelmanni Lötters & Schmitz, 2004
family: Hyperoliidae
genus: Hyperolius
Species Description: Loetters, Stefan; Schmitz, Andreas. 2004. A new species of tree frog (Amphibia; Hyperolius) from the Bakossi Mountains, South-West-Cameroon. Bonner Zoologische Beitraege 52(1-2): 149-154

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Endangered (EN)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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A medium-sized Hyperolius (males 29.5-34 mm, females 27.3-30 mm). Females are smaller than the males. Ph. J. in life: Dorsum olive to translucent dark green with light green hour-glass pattern forming a non-divided outline on the back. Ventrum yellowish to greyish. Ph. F.: Dorsum dark brown to black with light greenish spots. Hidden parts of toes and limbs bright red. Ventrum yellow (Lötters and Schmitz 2004).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon


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Found in the Bakossi Mountains, southwestern Cameroun, at 1,100-1,250 m. in elevation (Lötters and Schmitz 2004).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Frogs were observed sitting in lower grass vegetation in areas with ferns, at the outer margins of disturbed primary forest patches (Lötters and Schmitz 2004).

Text taken from Schiøtz (2007), pers. comm.


Lötters, S. and Schmitz, A. (2004). ''A new species of treefrog from the Bakossi Mountains, south-west Cameroun.'' Bonner Zoologische Beitrage, 52(1-2), 149-154.

Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2008-03-01)
Edited by: NW (2008-09-12)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius dintelmanni <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Feb 22, 2024.

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