Heleophryne orientalis FitzSimons, 1946

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Heleophrynidae > Genus: Heleophryne > Species: Heleophryne orientalis

Heleophryne purcelli orientalis FitzSimons, 1946, Ann. Transvaal Mus., 20: 371. Holotype: TMP 19918, by original designation. Type locality: "Grootvaders-bosch, a forestry station on southern slopes of the Langebergen, between Swellendam and Heidelberg, southern [Western] Cape Province", Rep. South Africa.

Heleophryne orientalisChanning, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 111.

English Names

East Cape Torrent Frog (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 14).

East Cape Ghost Frog (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 14).

Eastern Ghost Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 112; Boycott, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 102).

Distribution

East of Montagu along the Langeberg Mountains to the Gouritz River valley, Eastern Cape Province, Rep. South Africa.

Comment

See comment under Heleophryne purcelli. See accounts by Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 113, Boycott, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 102-103, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 206-207. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 171–174, reported on comparative tadpole morphology.

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