Breviceps poweri Parker, 1934

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

Breviceps poweri Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 195. Holotype: BMNH 1932.9.9.1, by original designation; reregistered 1947.2.14.89 by museum records. Type locality: "Broken Hill, N. Rhodesia, 3,900 ft." (= Kabwe, Zambia).

English Names

Power's Short-headed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 88).

Power's Rain Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 223; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 124).


Northeastern Angola east through Zambia, southern Katanga Province (Dem. Rep. Congo), and Malawi, to western Mozambique and northeastern Zimbabwe.


See Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 26: 525-528, Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 223-224, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 124-125. Mercurio, 2011, Amph. Malawi: 108-109, provided an account for Malawi.

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