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Heleophryne rosei Hewitt, 1925

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

Heleophryne rosei Hewitt, 1925, Rec. Albany Mus., 3: 363. Syntypes: AMG (2 adults and 10 tadpoles), by original designation; now in PEM. Type locality: "Table Mountain", Western Cape Province, Rep. South Africa.

English Names

Ghost Frog (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 145; ; Rose, 1962, Rep. Amph. S. Afr., Ed. 2: 81).

rose's Torrent Frog (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 14).

rose's Ghost Frog (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 14; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 117).

Thumbed Ghost Frog (Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 3; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 52).

Table Mountain Ghost Frog (Boycott, 1988, in Branch (ed.), South Afr. Red Data Book, Amph. Rept.: 36; De Villiers, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 108; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 212).

Skeleton Gorge Ghost Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 51).

Distribution

Perennial streams on Table Mountain, Western Cape Province, Rep. South Africa, 240-1060 m elevation.

Comment

See accounts by Boycott, 1988, in Branch (ed.), South Afr. Red Data Book, Amph. Rept.: 36-37, Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 117-118, De Villiers, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 108-111, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 212-213. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 238. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 176, reported on comparative tadpole morphology.

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