n African Journal of Herpetology - A redefinition of (Cope, 1860) and (Peters, 1876) (Amphibia, Anura Hyperoliidae) : original article

Volume 56, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2156-4574
  • E-ISSN: 2153-3660
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The validity of both (Cope, 1860) and (Peters, 1876) as separate species is supported. Differences in their morphology, calls and tadpoles are presented, and the distributional ranges of both species are discussed. Morphological and vocal evidence suggests a number of other cryptic multi-striped species, ranging from Sudan and Ethiopia to Tanzania and southern Democratic Republic of Congo. This material is referred to under the blanket term "quadrivittatus" pending a thorough taxonomic revision.

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