Hyperolius platyceps

Hyperolius platyceps (Boulenger, 1900)

Original Published Description:

Boulenger, G. A. (1900).  A list of the batrachians and reptiles of the Gaboon (French Congo), with descriptions of new genera and species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 433-456.

Common Names

Benito River Reed Frog (English), Angola Reed Frog (English)

Languages: English

Description

Size

The type specimen measures 29 mm from snout to vent (Boulenger, 1900).

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

Morphology

Head is rather large, as long as broad and much depressed. Snout is rounded; loreal region is oblique. Interorbital space is broader than the upper eyelid. Tympanum is hidden. Outer fingers are one-fourth webbed. Toes are two-thirds webbed; disks rather large. The tibio-tarsal articulation reaches the eye. Skin is smooth, faintly areolate on the belly (Boulenger, 1900).

Dorsum is pale brownish with a large blackish-brown marking with indentations extending from between the eyes to the sacral region. Sides of head, body and upper surface of legs are blackish brown. A whitish spot is present on the leg above the tibio-tarsal articulation. Upper surface of the thigh are whitish, with a narrow dark brown streak. Venter is white (Boulenger, 1900).

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

Taxonomy

  • Rappia platyceps Boulenger, 1900 (synonym)
  • Rappia platyceps var. angolensis Ferreira, 1906 (synonym)
  • Rappia pleurotaenia Boulenger, 1906 (synonym)
  • Hyperolius pleurotaenius — Noble, 1924 (synonym)
  • Hyperolius platyceps — Noble, 1924 (synonym)
  • Hyperolius angolanus Ahl, 1931 (synonym)
  • Megalixalus platyceps — Loveridge, 1938 (synonym)
  • Hyperolius platyceps platyceps — Laurent, 1943 (synonym)
  • Hyperolius platyceps lomamiensis Laurent, 1943 (synonym)
  • Hyperolius platyceps lombaris Laurent, 1951 (synonym)
  • Hyperolius platyceps olbrechtsi Laurent, 1952 (synonym)
  • Hyperolius platyceps angolanus — Laurent, 1954 (synonym)
  • Hyperolius platyceps pleurotaenia — Perret, 1966 (synonym)

References

Boulenger, G. A. (1900).  A list of the batrachians and reptiles of the Gaboon (French Congo), with descriptions of new genera and species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 433-456.