Hyperoliidae

Hyperoliidae Laurent, 1943

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Overview

Summary

This group contains many species of small, brightly colored frogs. They are commonly associated with reeds and other vegetation in and around water (Text from Harper et al., 2010).

Author(s): Zimkus, Breda
Rights holder(s): Zimkus, Breda

Distribution

This family is restricted to sub-Saharan Africa.

Author(s): Zimkus, Breda
Rights holder(s): Zimkus, Breda

Taxonomic Notes

There is still a great deal of taxonomic confusion surrounding many of these species and they are often categorized into a bewildering array of groups, complexes and superspecies (Text from Harper et al., 2010).

Author(s): Zimkus, Breda
Rights holder(s): Zimkus, Breda

Behaviour

Modes and Mechanisms of Locomotion

All species in the family are arboreal and have prominent digital disks with the exception of the running frogs, Kassina maculata and Kassina senegalensis (Text from Harper et al., 2010).

Author(s): Zimkus, Breda
Rights holder(s): Zimkus, Breda

References

Hogan, C. M. (2013).  East African montane moorlands. Encyclopedia of Earth. ed. M.McGinley. National Council for Science and the Environment. Washington DC.
Passmore, N. I., & Carruthers V. C. (1995).  South African Frogs: A Complete Guide. Johannesburg: Southern Book Publishers and University of the Witwatersrand Press.
Rödel, M-O., Kosuch J., Grafe T. U., Boistel R., Assemian N. E., Kouame N. G., et al. (2009).  A new tree-frog genus and species from Ivory Coast, West Africa (Amphibia: Anura: Hyperoliidae). Zootaxa. 2044, 23-45.