Strongylopus bonaespei (Dubois, 1981)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Strongylopus > Species: Strongylopus bonaespei

Rana fasciata montana FitzSimons, 1946, Ann. Transvaal Mus., 20: 351. Holotype: TMP 20223. Type locality: "upper slopes of the Jonkersberg . . . . [from page 352] a forest station on southern slopes of Attaqua Mountains, between Deepwalls, a forestry station just north of Knysna, Cape Province"", Rep. South Africa. Junior primary homonym of Rana temporaria montanus Koch, 1872.

Rana montanaGreig, Boycott, and De Villiers, 1979, Ann. Cape Prov. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), 13: 2.

Strongylopus montanusChanning, 1979, Ann. Natal Mus., 23: 797-831.

Rana (Strongylopus) bonaespei Dubois, 1981 "1980", Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Sect. A, Zool., 2: 929. Replacement name for Rana fasciata montana FitzSimons, 1946.

Rana (Stronglylopus) bonaespeiDubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 233, by implication; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 50; Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 334.

Strongylopus bonaespeiChanning, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 352.

English Names

Banded Sand Frog (Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 142; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 420).

Mountain Frog (Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 142).

Jonkersberg Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 106).

Banded Stream Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 352; De Villiers and Boycott, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 308-309).

Distribution

Mountain ranges of the the Western Cape Province and extreme southwestern Eastern Cape Province, Rep. South Africa.

Comment

See accounts by Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 352-353, De Villiers and Boycott, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 308-309, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 420-421. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 348–349, provided information on comparative larval morphology.

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