Hyperoliidae Laurent, 1943
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).
This family is restricted to sub-Saharan Africa.
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).
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).
Acanthixalus Laurent, 1944, Afrixalus Laurent, 1944, Alexteroon Perret, 1988, Arlequinus Perret, 1988, Callixalus Laurent, 1950, Chlorolius Perret, 1988, Chrysobatrachus Laurent, 1951, Cryptothylax Laurent and Combaz, 1950, Hyperolius Rapp, 1842, Kassina Girard, 1853, Kassinula Laurent, 1940, Morerella Rödel, Kosuch, Grafe, Boistel and Veith, 2009, Opisthothylax Perret, 1966, Paracassina Peracca, 1907, Phlyctimantis Laurent and Combaz, 1950, Semnodactylus Hoffman, 1939