Cacosternum striatum FitzSimons, 1947

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Cacosternum > Species: Cacosternum striatum

Cacosternum striatus FitzSimons, 1947, Ann. Natal Mus., 11: 130. Holotype: TMP 21447, by original designation. Type locality: "marshes bordering Athlone Drive, on the north of the Country Club Golf Course, Durban, Natal", Rep. South Africa.

Cacosternum striatumFrost, 2004, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 3.0. Correction of gender of the species name.

English Names

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

Striped Caco (Scott, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 237; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 380).

Distribution

Southern and eastern KwaZulu-Natal, Rep. South Africa, and adjacent Lesotho.

Comment

Resurrected from the synonymy of Cacosternum boettgeri by Lambiris, 1988, Lammergeyer, 39: 111-112, where it had been placed by Poynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 146. See accounts by Scott, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 237-239, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 380-381. Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 290-291, provided additional comments. Bates and Haacke, 2003, Navors. Nas. Mus. Bloemfontein, 19: 140, discussed the species in Lesotho. See comments by Channing, Schmitz, Burger, and Kielgast, 2013, Zootaxa, 3701: 518-550, on phylogenetics and biology. 

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