Vandijkophrynus angusticeps (Smith, 1848)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Vandijkophrynus > Species: Vandijkophrynus angusticeps

Bufo angusticeps Smith, 1848, Illust. Zool. S. Afr., 3 (Part 27): pl. 69, figs. 1 and 1a. Syntypes: BMNH 58.11.25.160-163, according to A.G.C. Grandison IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 35. Type locality: "Interior of South Africa . . . in districts coated with underwood".

Vandijkophrynus angusticepsFrost, 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: 366.

English Names

Sand Toad (Rose, 1950, Rep. Amph. S. Afr.: 97; Rose, 1962, Rep. Amph. S. Afr., Ed. 2: 92; Wager, 1965, Frogs S. Afr.: 110; Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 3; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 44; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 40).

Cape Sand Toad (Cunningham, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 58; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 176).

Common Cape Toad (Wager, 1965, Frogs S. Afr.: 110; Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 4; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 44).

Narrow-headed Toad (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 15).

Distribution

Fynbos biome in southwestern and southern part of Western Cape Province to extreme southwestern Eastern Cape Province, Rep. South Africa, 0-1500 m elevation.

Comment

Brief accounts by Poynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 43-44, Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 63, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 176-177. Cunningham, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 58-60, provided an account and noted difficulty in identification on occasion from other members of the group. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 155–158, reported on comparative tadpole morphology.

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