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Hyperoliidae (African tree frogs) Endangered

Wikipedia Abstract

The Hyperoliidae, sedge and bush frogs, are a large family of small to medium-sized, brightly colored frogs which contains more than 250 species in 19 genera. Seventeen genera are native to sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, the monotypic genus Tachycnemis occurs on the Seychelles Islands, and the genus Heterixalus (currently 10 species) is endemic to Madagascar. Hyperoliids range from 1.5 to 8 cm (0.59 to 3.15 in) in body length. Many species have smooth, brightly patterned skin that almost looks enameled. No fossil hyperoliids are known.
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Afrixalus (Spiny reed frog) (4)
Alexteroon (1)
Arlequinus (1)
Chrysobatrachus (Reed frog) (1)
Hyperolius (Reed frog) (17)
Kassina (Running frog) (1)
Phlyctimantis (Reed frog) (1)

(...) = Species count

External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0