Arthroleptella landdrosia Dawood and Channing, 2000

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

Arthroleptella landdrosia Dawood and Channing, 2000, J. Herpetol., 34: 376. Holotype: PEM A7123, by original designation. Type locality: "Hottentots Holland mountain, near the Landdroskop hut (34° 02′ 30″ S; 19° 01′ 00″ E)", Western Cape Province, Rep. South Africa.

English Names

Landdros Moss Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 279).

Landdroskop Moss Frog (Channing, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 212; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 352).

Landdroskop Chirping Frog (Channing, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 212 [alternative name]).

Distribution

Hottentots-Holland Mountains (including the Helderberg, Jonkershoek, Simonsberg and Stellenbosch Mountains), Western Cape Province, Rep. South Africa. 

Comment

See accounts by Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 279-280, Channing, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 212-213, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 352-353. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 627. With the naming of Arthroleptella kogelbergensis by Turner and Channing, 2017, Afr. J. Herpetol., 66: 53–78, the range of Arthroleptella landdrosia was restricted the the Hottentots-Holland Mountains (including the Helderberg, Jonkershoek, Simonsberg and Stellenbosch Mountains).

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