Anhydrophryne rattrayi Hewitt, 1919

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Anhydrophryne > Species: Anhydrophryne rattrayi

Anhydrophryne rattrayi Hewitt, 1919, Rec. Albany Mus., 3: 182. Syntypes: AMG (including 1 adult, subadults, and embryos in eggs), by original designation, now in PEM; PEM A6334 designated lectotype by Conradie, Branch, and Watson, 2015, Zootaxa, 3936: 48. Type locality: "Hogsback, Amatola Range . . . The Hogsback Hotel is situated on a narrow plateau at the top of the Tyumie Valley,... 3,600 ft. The southern edge of this plateau is bounded by the steep forest-clad slope which descends rapidly to the Tyumie Valley. It was in the depth of this forest that I found the nests", Cape Province, Rep. South Africa. See discussion of type by Conradie, Branch, and Watson, 2015, Zootaxa, 3936: 48. 

English Names

Rattray's Forest Frog (Hewitt, 1937, Guide Vert. Fauna E. Cape Province, Rept. Amph. Fishes: 105; Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 6; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 198).

Hogsback Frog (Wager, 1965, Frogs S. Afr.: 171; Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 15; Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 6; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 198).

Rattray's Frog (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 164; Rose, 1962, Rep. Amph. S. Afr., Ed. 2: 106; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 97; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 272).

Hogsback Chirping Frog (Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 344).

Distribution

Amatola, Katberg, and Keiskammahoek Mountains, Eastern Cape Province, Rep. South Africa, above 1100 m elevation.

Comment

See accounts by Lambiris, 1988, in Branch (ed.), South Afr. Red Data Book, Amph. Rept.: 119, Burger, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 203-205, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 344-345. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 467.

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