Breviceps rosei Power, 1926

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

Breviceps rosei Power, 1926, Ann. S. Afr. Mus., 20: 466. Holotype: MMK, by original designation. Type locality: "Cape Flats, at Lakeside", Western Cape Province, Rep. South Africa.

Breviceps vansoni FitzSimons, 1946, Ann. Transvaal Mus., 20: 376. Holotype: TMP 20026, by original designation. Type locality: "Stillbay, at the mouth of Kaffirkuil River, Riversdale district, [Western] Cape Province", Rep. South Africa. Synonymy by Poynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 78.

Breviceps fasciatus FitzSimons, 1950, Ann. Transvaal Mus., 21: 258. Holotype: TMP 22020, by original designation. Type locality: "Graafwater, C[ape]. P[rovince].", Rep. South Africa. Synonymy by Poynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 77.

Breviceps rosei roseiPoynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 77.

Breviceps rosei vansoniPoynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 78.

English Names

Rose's Blaasop (Rose, 1950, Rep. Amph. S. Afr.: 93).

Rose's Short-headed Frog (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 15).

Rose's Rainfrog (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 15).

Sand Rain Frog (Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 4; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 96; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 126).

Rose's Short-headed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 88).

Rose's Rain Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 224).

Distribution

Sandveld of the western Cape coastal foreland, Rep. South Africa, in two allopatric populations separated by the Somerset-West to Hermanus region.

Comment

The synonymy of Breviceps fasciatus FitzSimons needs further investigation according to J. C. Poynton in Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 356. See accounts by Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 224-225, and Harrison, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 188-189. Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 126-127, noted striking differences in call between the two nominal subspecies, suggesting species status.

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