Afrixalus delicatus Pickersgill, 1984

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Genus: Afrixalus > Species: Afrixalus delicatus

Afrixalus delicatus Pickersgill, 1984, Durban Mus. Novit., 13: 211. Holotype: BMNH 1983.1150, by original designation. Type locality: "St Lucia village, [KwaZulu-]Natal, South Africa".

English Names

Pickersgill's Banana Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 65).

Delicate Spiny Reed Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 134).

Delicate Leaf-folding Frog (Pickersgill and Bishop, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 125; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 228).

Distribution

Coastal lowlands from Avoca and Mount Edgecombe in KwaZulu-Natal (Rep. South Africa) northward below 200 m elevation in Swaziland and Mozambique to southern Somalia.

Comment

See accounts provided by Poynton and Broadley, 1987, Ann. Natal Mus., 28: 188–189, Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 74, and Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 134–135, Pickersgill, 2005, Steenstrupia, 29: 28-34, Pickersgill and Bishop, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 125–126, Poynton, 2007 "2006", Afr. J. Herpetol., 55: 167–169, Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 452–458, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 228–229. See comment under Afrixalus aureus. Mercurio, 2011, Amph. Malawi: 146–148, provided an account for Malawi. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 186–187, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 164–165, provided a brief account and photograph.

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