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Hyperolius argus Al-ReedFrogs 02.jpg
Hyperolius argus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hyperoliidae
Genus: Hyperolius
Rapp, 1842
137 species (but see text)

Hyperolius (commonly known as the African reed frogs or reed frogs) is a large genus of frogs in the Hyperoliidae family from Sub-Saharan Africa.[1]


Different sources may delimit this genus differently, and as new species are still being described, different number of species can be found. As of early 2015, Amphibian Species of the World lists 137 species[1] and AmphibiaWeb 143 species.[2] The following list follows the Amphibian Species of the World:[1]


  1. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Hyperolius Rapp, 1842". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Hyperoliidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015.