Arthroleptella villiersi Hewitt, 1935

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

Arthroleptella bicolor villiersi Hewitt, 1935, Rec. Albany Mus., 4: 294. Syntypes: AMG, by original designation. Type locality: "Jonkershoek near Stellenbosch", Cape Province, Rep. South Africa.

Phrynobatrachus (Arthroleptella) bicolor villiersiLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 208, by implication.

Arthroleptella villiersiChanning, Hendricks, and Dawood, 1994, S. Afr. J. Zool., 29: 242.

English Names

De Villiers' Moss Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 283; Channing, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 218; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 360).

De Villiers' Chirping Frog ( Channing, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 218 [alternative name]).

Distribution

Lower Palmiet Valley, the coastal vegetation near Rooi Els, and on the Palmiet, Hottentots-Holland, and Jonkershoek mountains, Western Cape Province, Rep. South Africa.

Comment

See accounts by Channing, Hendricks, and Dawood, 1994, S. Afr. J. Zool., 29: 240-243, Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 283-284, Channing, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 218-219, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 360-361.

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