|Sedge and Bush Frogs|
Most hyperoliids live in trees. Some live on land, including several Kassina species that move by walking or running rather than hopping. Diet varies widely, with examples including Tornierella, who eats snails, and Afrixalus fornasinii, the only land frog known to eat eggs of other species of anurans.
Breeding in this family begins at the start of the rainy season. Hyperoliids come together at breeding sites. Most hyperoliids lay their eggs in water. Tadpoles are pond type larvae with large dorsal fins on the tail.
No fossil hyperoliids are known.
Classification[change | change source]
- Subfamily Hyperoliinae
- Genus Acanthixalus - African wart frogs
- Genus Alexteroon - Midwife frogs
- Genus Arlequinus - Mebebque frogs
- Genus Callixalus - African painted frogs
- Genus Chlorolius - Koehler's green frogs
- Genus Chrysobatrachus - Itombwe golden frogs
- Genus Cryptothylax - Wax frogs
- Genus Heterixalus - Madagascan reed frogs
- Genus Hyperolius - African reed frogs
- Genus Nesionixalus
- Subfamily Kassininae
- Subfamily Tachycneminae
- Genus Tachycnemis - Seychelles Islands frogs
References[change | change source]
- Shiotz, 1999
- Zweifel, Robert G. (1998). Cogger, H.G. & Zweifel, R.G.. ed. Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians. San Diego: Academic Press. pp. 100–101. .