Arthroleptis troglodytes Poynton, 1963

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Arthroleptidae > Subfamily: Arthroleptinae > Genus: Arthroleptis > Species: Arthroleptis troglodytes

Arthroleptis troglodytes Poynton, 1963, Ann. Natal Mus., 15: 327. Holotype: NMZB (formerly UM) 3730, by original designation. Type locality: "Western Chimanimani Mountains, Southern Rhodesia [= Zimbabwe], at about 5,500 ft. (1,675 m.)".

Schoutedenella troglodytes —Laurent In Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 20.

Arthroleptis troglodytesPoynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 26: 535-536, by implication; Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 336.

English Names

Cave Squeaker (Lambiris, 1990 "1989", Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 10: 136; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 51; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 84).

Troglodyte Squeaker (Broadley, 1973, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 10: 23).

Poynton's Humus Frog (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 16).

Troglodyte Humus Frog (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 16).

Rock Humus Frog (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 16).

South Rhodesia Screeching Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 37).

Distribution

Known only from the type locality in the western range, Chimanimani Mountains, Zimbabwe, above 1500 m elevation.

Comment

See Poynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 161-162, Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 26: 539-540, Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 51, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 84, for accounts. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-172, summarized the literature. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 147.

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