Hyperolius wermuthi Laurent, 1961
© 2008 Arne Schiotz (1 of 1)
This frog is remarkably similar to H. fusciventris, especially after preservation, but differs in a number of minor morphological characters and, in life, by its ventral coloration. Furthermore H. fusciventris is a bushland form while H. wermuthi is a forest form, so although their ranges overlap they may not actually be sympatric.
The correct name for this species may be Hyperolius soror Chabanaud 1921, type locality N’Zerekoré, Guinea.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
This account was taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main.
Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2001-01-09)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius wermuthi <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/603> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Nov 28, 2023.
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