Breviceps fuscus Hewitt, 1925

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Brevicipitidae > Genus: Breviceps > Species: Breviceps fuscus

Breviceps fuscus Hewitt, 1925, Ann. Natal Mus., 5: 191. Syntypes: AMG (2 specimens), by original designation; now PEM A4826–27 according to Conradie, Branch, and Watson, 2015, Zootaxa, 3936: 50, who designated PEM A4826 lectotype. . Type locality: "Knysna", Western Cape Province, Rep. South Africa.

English Names

Plain Rain Frog (Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 4; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 90; Burger, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 176-177; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 112).

Brown Short-headed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 87).

Black Rain Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 215).

Distribution

Forested slopes and plateaus of the southern Cape Fold Mountains, Rep. South Africa.

Comment

See accounts by Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 215-216, Burger, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 176-177, Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 59-60, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 112-113.

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