oa African Zoology - A new tree-frog from Malawi. (Hyperoliinae, Amphibia)

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Hyperolius spinigularis sp. nov. from Mlanje district of Malawi at ca. 655 metres, characterised by presence of prominent black asperities on male venter and particularly on gular disc. Descriptions and variations of external morphology, colour patterning, sexual dimorphism and dimensions. Juveniles descriptionbed and compared with sympatric H. nasutus nasutus G�nther and H. puncticulatus (Pfeffer). Notable absence of mating call discussed in relation to restricted habitat preferences. Notes on mating and egg deposition with brief descriptionption of tadpoles and their possible diagnosis. Observations on hibernation in captivity and disappearance of secondary sexual characters.

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