Cacosternum karooicum Boycott, de Villiers, and Scott, 2002

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Cacosternum > Species: Cacosternum karooicum

Cacosternum karooicum Boycott, De Villiers, and Scott, 2002, J. Herpetol., 36: 334. Holotype: PEM A 5459, by original designation. Type locality: "in a temporary stream in the Doringkloof Catchment, Elandsberg Mountains, Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve, Robertson District, Western Cape Province, South Africa (33° 55′ 45″ S, 19° 54′ 36″ E, altitude 270 m)".

English Names

Karoo Caco (Scott, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 227; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 368).

Karoo Dainty Frog (Scott, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 227 [alternative name]).

Distribution

Widley separated localities in the Karoo of the Western and southern Northern Cape Provinces, South Africa.

Comment

The sister species of Cacosternum namaquense according to the original publication. See accounts by Scott, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 227-229, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 368-369. See comments by Channing, Schmitz, Burger, and Kielgast, 2013, Zootaxa, 3701: 518–550. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 333–334, provided information on comparative larval morphology.

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