Hyperolius orkarkarri Peters, 1878
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Only one female and two juveniles are known, collected in the dry season. This form is remarkable on account of its very warty dorsum. From its brief snout, chalky white colour and transverse gular fold in females it would appear to be a member of the H. viridiflavus group but it has been collected together with H. v. goetzei. The known female of H. orkarkarri is small and could well be a subadult. It is relevant that for other members of the viridiflavus group (H. v. nitidulus, Rödel 1996), it is known that juveniles and subadults have very granulated skin in the dry season, while adults have smooth skin. Observations in the wet season would be most desirable to see whether this form is different from the sympatric H. v. goetzei.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Tanzania, United Republic of
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 (2008-09-10)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius orkarkarri <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/5708> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 22, 2023.
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