Heleophryne regis Hewitt, 1910

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Heleophrynidae > Genus: Heleophryne > Species: Heleophryne regis

Heleophryne regis Hewitt, 1910 "1909", Ann. Transvaal Mus., 2: 45. Holotype: TMP 10093, according to Boycott, 1982, Ann. Cape Prov. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), 14: 89-108. Type locality: "Knysna", Western Cape Province, Rep. South Africa.

Heleophryne purcelli regisPoynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 39.

Heleophryne regisBoycott, 1982, Ann. Cape Prov. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), 14: 89-108.

English Names

Rex's Ghost Frog (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 14).

Rex's Torrent Frog (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 14).

Royal Ghost Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 51; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 115).

Southern Ghost Frog (Boycott, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 106).

Distribution

Eastern part of southern Cape fold mountains, east of the Goritz River valley to the Huis River, Rep. South Africa.

Comment

Elevated from subspecies status under Heleophryne purcelli by Boycott, 1982, Ann. Cape Prov. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), 14: 89-108. See accounts by Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 115-117, Boycott, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 106-107, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 210-211. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 175, reported on comparative tadpole morphology.

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