Cacosternum parvum Poynton, 1963

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

Cacosternum nanum parvum Poynton, 1963, Ann. Natal Mus., 15: 323. Holotype: NMP 1146, by original designation. Type locality: "Mooi River, Natal", Rep. South Africa.

Cacosternum nanum parvumScott, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 232.

Cacosternum parvumDu Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 374.

English Names

Mountain Caco (Scott, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 233; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 374).

Mountain Dainty Frog (Scott, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 233).

Distribution

High elevations on the Drakensberg Escarpment in eastern Lesotho and adjacent Rep. South Africa; also western Swaziland and adjacent Mpumalanga, Rep. South Africa.

Comment

See accounts by Scott, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 233-235, Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 277-284 (both as Cacosternum nanum parvum), and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 374-375. Conradie, 2014, Zootaxa, 3785: 438–452, reported on the molecular phylogenetics of the genus and documented that Cacosternum nanum and Cacosternum parvum are not each others' closest relatives. 

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