Probreviceps rhodesianus Poynton and Broadley, 1967

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Brevicipitidae > Genus: Probreviceps > Species: Probreviceps rhodesianus

Probreviceps rhodesianus Poynton and Broadley, 1967, Arnoldia, Zimbabwe, 3: 1. Holotype: NMZB (formerly UM) 10651, by original designation. Type locality: "immediately below the John Meikle Forest Research Station at 5,300 feet (c. 1,600 m.) in the Stapleford Forest Reserve, Umtali District", Zimbabwe.

English Names

Forest Rain Frog (Broadley, 1973, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 10: 22; Lambiris, 1990 "1989", Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 10: 69).

Highland Rain Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 229).

Zimbabwe Big-fingered Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 92).

Highland Primitive Rain Frog (Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 135).

Distribution

Eastern highlands of Zimbabwe north of Mutare; presumably in adjacent Mozambique.

Comment

See Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 26: 514-516, Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 229-230, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 135, for accounts. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 458.

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