It occurs in Upemba National Park. There is no information on the population status, ecology and threats to this species. There are alsocontinuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, so research in these areas is required.
Dorsum dark brown with three light stripes confluent on the snout. The brown dorsal bands are diffuse, not well-delimited as in the other members of the A. fulvovittatus group.
This form was described as a subspecies of a member of the fulvovittatus group, but since the taxonomy of this group is so unsettled and the present form is rather aberrant it is best kept separate.
May be synonymous with Afrixalus "quadrivittatus", sensu Pickersgill (2007), who treated A. "quadrivittatus" as an assortment of species not assignable to either Afrixalus fulvovittatus or Afrixalus vittiger.
Updated by A. Schiøtz, 2008.
Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Pickersgill, M. (2007). ''A redefinition of Afrixalus fulvovittatus (Cope, 1860) and Afrixalus vittiger (Peters, 1876) (Amphibia, Anura Hyperoliidae).'' African Journal of Herpetology, 56, 23-37.