Breviceps namaquensis Power, 1926

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Brevicipitidae > Genus: Breviceps > Species: Breviceps namaquensis

Breviceps namaquensis Power, 1926, Ann. S. Afr. Mus., 20: 465. Syntypes: SAM (2 specimens), by original designation. Type locality: "Port Nolloth, Namaqualand", Northern Cape Province, Rep. South Africa.

English Names

Namaqua Rain Frog (Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 4; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 98; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 222; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 122).

Namaqualand Short-headed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 87).

Distribution

Namaqualand coast of extreme southern Namibia and Rep. South Africa south to the Melkbos District in the Western Cape Province.

Comment

See accounts by Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 222, Braack, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 186-187, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 122-123.

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