Arthroleptella bicolor Hewitt, 1926

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Arthroleptella > Species: Arthroleptella bicolor

Arthroleptella bicolor Hewitt, 1926, Ann. S. Afr. Mus., 20: 429. Syntypes: SAM, by original designation. Type locality: "Wellington, C[ape]. P[rovince].", Rep. South Africa.

Arthroleptella bicolor bicolorHewitt, 1935, Rec. Albany Mus., 4: 294.

Phrynobatrachus (Arthroleptella) bicolorLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 208.

English Names

Bainskloof Moss Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 275; Channing, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 208; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 348).

Bainskloof Chirping Frog (Channing, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 208 [alternative name]).

Distribution

Mountains east of Wellington, Western Cape Province, Rep. South Africa, 500–1500 m elevation.

Comment

Resurrected from the synonymy of Arthroleptella lightfooti by Channing, Hendricks, and Dawood, 1994, S. Afr. J. Zool., 29: 242, where it had been placed by Poynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 152. See accounts by Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 275-276, Channing, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 208-209, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 348-349. With the naming of Arthroleptella draconella and Arthroleptella atermina by Turner and Channing, 2017, Afr. J. Herpetol., 66: 53–78, the range of Arthroleptella bicolor was excluded from the Du Toits Kloof, Hawequas, Klein Drakenstein, and  Riviersonderend Mountains. 

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