Hyperolius sankuruensis

Hyperolius sankuruensis

Hyperolius sankuruensis, Omaniundu reed frog

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Hyperolius sankuruensis

Hyperolius sankuruensis, also known as the Omaniundu reed frog, is a species of frog in the family Hyperoliidae. It is endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is known from its type locality, Omaniundu in the Sankuru Province, and from a number of unspecified other localities. It is one of the "lost" frogs that was rediscovered decades after the last previous sighting.

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Hyperolius sankuruensis is a relatively large species of Hyperolius : adult males measure 29–32 mm (1.1–1.3 in) and adult females about 40 mm (1.6 in) in snout–vent length. Males have a well-developed gular flap. The dorsum is dark brown. There is a darker interorbital triangle, a medio-dorsal square spot, and a transverse lumbar band. The sides are darker. The pupil is horizontal.

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References

1. Hyperolius sankuruensis Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperolius_sankuruensis
2. Hyperolius sankuruensis on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/56201/18383141

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