Arthroleptella lightfooti (Boulenger, 1910)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Arthroleptella > Species: Arthroleptella lightfooti

Arthroleptis lightfooti Boulenger, 1910, Ann. S. Afr. Mus., 5: 538. Holotype: SAM; lost, according to Poynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 152. Type locality: "Cape Colony: Newlands, Cape Division . . . . near Cape Town", Cape Province, Rep. South Africa.

Pararthroleptis lightfootiAhl, 1925 "1923", Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1923: 105.

Arthroleptella lightfootiHewitt, 1926, Ann. S. Afr. Mus., 20: 427.

Phrynobatrachus (Arthroleptella) lightfootiLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 208.

English Names

Chirping Frog (Rose, 1950, Rep. Amph. S. Afr.: 67; Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 162).

Cape Chirping Frog (Wager, 1965, Frogs S. Afr.: 175; Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 6; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 192).

Cricket Frog (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 16).

Lightfoot's Frog (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 16).

Brown Bandit Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 98).

Tiny Chirping Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 111).

Lightfoot's Moss Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 280).

Cape Peninsula Moss Frog (Channing, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 214; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 354).

Cape Peninsula Chirping Frog (Channing, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 214 [alternative name]).

Distribution

Table Mountain and other slopes on the Cape Peninsula, Western Cape Province, Rep. South Africa, 0-1000 m elevation.

Comment

See Channing, Hendricks, and Dawood, 1994, S. Afr. J. Zool., 29: 240-243, Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 280-281, Channing, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 214-215, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 354-355, for accounts. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 627.

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