Hyperolius lamottei Laurent, 1958

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

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.4337074

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scientific name

Hyperolius lamottei Laurent, 1958
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Hyperolius lamottei Laurent, 1958  

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COLLECTION MATERIAL. — Burkina Faso   1♀ ( SVL 21.6 mm); Léraba province , Katiaré (north-east of Ferké) close to Ivorian border; 9.91200°N, – 4.94776°W; 250 m a.s.l.; 10.XI.1970; M. Lamotte leg.; MNHN-RA-1997.9889 GoogleMaps   .

DESCRIPTION. — Female with a SVL of 21.6 mm. A small savannah frog with a SVL of 20-27 mm of both sexes ( Lamotte & Xavier 1981; Schiotz 1999). Data based on additional specimens from various West African localities: males smaller than females; Ivory Coast 38♂ (19.5-23.1 mm), 32 ♀ (20.3-26.1 mm); Guinea 32 ♂ (18.0- 23.4 mm), 27 ♀ (20.0- 24.4 mm); Liberia 27 ♂ (19.5-23.8 mm), 37♀ (20.3-28.1 mm); Sierra Leone 54 ♂ (19.3-23.7 mm), 28 ♀ (21.8-27.3 mm). Slender frog, as Afrixalus vittiger   . Back with 9 longitudinal bands: four white and five brown ( Fig. 7B View FIG ); see also figures inSchiØtz (1999), Rödel & Ernst (2003), Adeba et al. (2010) and Channing et al. (2013).

HABITAT. — Hyperolius lamottei   was collected in Katiaré, north-east of Ferké region. This locality is situated in Cascades region in Burkina Faso, characterized by savannah and gallery forest areas with waterfalls, hills and cliffs. Based on the collection data of MNHN specimens from others localities of West Africa, H. lamottei   inhabits wet savannah zones and seems to have a preference for montane regions such as the Nimba, Loma and Péko mountains ( Lamotte 1971; Rödel & Ernst 2003; Rödel et al. 2004), where it inhabits short grassland savannahs, often on granite ground ( SchiØtz 1967; Rödel & Ernst 2003). The Burkina Faso record is thus very unexpected and future field work should try to confirm its presence at the locality mentioned above and other similar sites.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Hyperoliidae

Genus

Hyperolius