Capensibufo tradouwi (Hewitt, 1926)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Capensibufo > Species: Capensibufo tradouwi

Bufo tradouwi Hewitt, 1926, Ann. S. Afr. Mus., 20: 486. Syntypes: SAM, by original designation. Type locality: "Swellendam Mountains and in Tradouw Pass at 3500-5500 feet altitude", Western Cape Province, Rep. South Africa.

Capensibufo tradouwiGrandison, 1980, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Zool., 39: 294.

English Names

Cape Mountain Toad (Branch, 1990, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 37: 20).

Swellendam Cape Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 44).

Tradouw's Toad (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 102).

Tradouw Mountain Toad (Boycott, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 90).

Tradouw Mountain Toadlet (Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 188).

Distribution

Cape Folded Belt east of Breede River and north of Worcester, Western Cape Province, Rep. South Africa.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Capensibufo rosei by Grandison, 1980, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Zool., 39: 294, where it had been placed by Poynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 44. Tandy and Keith, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 158, suggested membership (as Bufo tradouwi) in the Bufo angusticeps group, as did Poynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 44-45. Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 102-103, Boycott, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 90-91, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 188-189 provided accounts. Tolley, De Villiers, Cherry, and Measey, 2010, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 100: 822-834, suggested that this name covers a species complex. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 142, reported on comparative tadpole morphology.

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