Hyperolius nitidulus Peters, 1875

Ayoro, Halamoussa Joëlle, Segniagbeto, Gabriel Hoinsoudé, Hema, Emmanuel Midibahaye, Penner, Johannes, Oueda, Adama, Dubois, Alain, Rödel, Mark-Oliver, Kabré, Gustave Boureima & Ohler, Annemarie, 2020, List of amphibian species (Vertebrata, Tetrapoda) of Burkina Faso, Zoosystema 42 (28), pp. 547-582: 560-561

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/zoosystema2020v42a28

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:5CAF9561-DB13-4E22-BB65-7B771976637C

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4337106

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038C87CC-FFC7-FF88-FC67-FCBCFD8CFD11

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Felipe

scientific name

Hyperolius nitidulus Peters, 1875
status

 

Hyperolius nitidulus Peters, 1875  

( Fig. 4E View FIG )

COLLECTION MATERIAL. — Burkina Faso   1 ♀ ( SVL 24.1 mm), 2♂ ( SVL 19-27.5 mm); Passoré province , Samba; 12.70144°N, – 2.40390°W; 290 m a.s.l.; 18.VII.1961; NA leg.; MNHNRA-2000.3113, 2000.3114, 1979.3724 GoogleMaps   4 ♂ ( SVL 18.9-24 mm); Pabré ; 12.51000°N, – 1.57953°W; 290 m a.s.l.; 1963; M. Lamotte leg.; MNHN-RA-2000.3115, 2000.3116, 2000.5609, 2000.5606 GoogleMaps   .

FIELD MATERIAL. — Burkina Faso   4 ♂ ( SVL 27.3 -29.0 mm); Pabré dam, downstream of the dam; 12.51685°N, – 1.59687°W; 290 m a.s.l.; 11.VII.2017; H. J. Ayoro & A. Ohler leg.; on grasses; hand capture GoogleMaps   1 ♂ ( SVL 29.4 mm); Loumbila dam; 12.49844°N, – 1.40311°W; 280 m a.s.l.; 14.VII.2017; same collectors as for preceding; on aquatic plants near a plantain field; hand capture GoogleMaps   8 ♂ ( SVL 29.3 -32.0 mm); Koubri , “Ancien barrage”; 12.22878°N, – 1.34522°W; 290 m a.s.l.; 16.VII.2017; same collectors as for preceding; in a maize field near water body; hand capture GoogleMaps   1 ♂; Deux Balés National Park , downstream from Soumbou dam; 11.69833°N, – 2.79713°W; 260 m a.s.l.; 8.XI.2017; H.J. Ayoro leg.; on aquatic plants; acoustic report GoogleMaps   2♂ ( SVL 23.2-24.9 mm); W National Park , near the Kabougou forest post office; 11.95738°N, 2.01381°E; 290 m a.s.l.; 20. VI.2018; same collector as for preceding; on shrubs; hand capture GoogleMaps   14 ♂ ( SVL 25.7-28.4 mm), 1 ♀ ( SVL 30.6 mm); Comoé-Léraba Forest , Sirigoué swampy valley; 9.88809°N, – 4.61954°W; 230 m a.s.l.; 2.VIII.2018; H. J. Ayoro & A. Ohler leg.; around a small pond; hand capture GoogleMaps   5 ♂ ( SVL 26.8-28.4 mm); Comoé-Léraba Forest , Baboro swampy valley; 9.92522°N, – 4.57575°W; 240 m a.s.l.; 5.VIII.2018; same collectors as for preceding; in an untilled field; hand capture GoogleMaps   4 ♂ ( SVL 25.5 -28.0 mm); near the Comoé River bridge; 9.93239°N, – 4.60655°W; 220 m. a.s.l; 5.VIII.2018; same collectors as for preceding; on aquatic plants in small stagnant waters on the trail; hand capture GoogleMaps   1 ♂ ( SVL 26.2 mm); Folonzo village swampy valley; 9.88803°N, – 4.61969°W; 230 m a.s.l.; 6.VIII.2018; same collectors as for preceding; near a vegetable garden; hand capture GoogleMaps   5 ♂; Kou Forest ; 11.18888°N, – 4.43944°W; 260 m a.s.l.; 7-9.VIII.2018; same collectors as for preceding; on shrubs and grasses around a water body; acoustic report GoogleMaps   Ioba province , Bontioli reserve; 10.93682°N, – 3.13804°W; 260 m a.s.l.; J. Penner leg. GoogleMaps   Dano ; 11.16681°N, – 3.08870°W; 330 m a.s.l. GoogleMaps   and 11.16464°N, – 3.08633°W; 340 m a.s.l.; 2011; J. Penner leg.; field direct observation GoogleMaps   .

LITERATURE REPORTS. — Burkina Faso • Gourma province , Fada N’gourma; 12.06051°N, 0.34913°E; 300 m a.s.l. (Mohneke 2011) GoogleMaps   Ganzourgou province , Mogtedo; 12.31844°N, – 0.83601°W; 280 m a.s.l. (Mohneke 2011) GoogleMaps   Zorgho ; 12.2483°N, – 0.6278°W; 300 m a.s.l.; I-III.2008 (Mohneke 2011) GoogleMaps   .

DESCRIPTION. — 49 specimens examined.Size of vouchers (SVL 23.2- 31.3 for males and 28.8-30.9 mm for females) corresponding the values of Lampert (2001). In life, specimens with a yellowish back framed by dark lateral bands with narrow yellow edges, extending from the eyes back to above the legs ( Fig. 4E View FIG ). Sometimes, back showing a brown and greyish pattern with very small dark spots. Dorsal coloration lighter and with less contrasting pattern at night.

HABITAT. — Hyperolius nitidulus   was found on grasses and bushes in floodplains, in swampy valleys and farmland such as maize and paddy fields, plantain plantations and vegetable gardens. It was also found on plants above water at nearby ponds and rivers. This species inhabits shrublands, grasslands and wetlands in the Guinean and Sudanian savannahs, from central Guinea to Cameroon ( Lamotte 1967b; Rödel 2000; Rödel et al. 2010a).

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Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Hyperoliidae

Genus

Hyperolius