Natalobatrachus bonebergi Hewitt and Methuen, 1912

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Natalobatrachus > Species: Natalobatrachus bonebergi

Natalobatrachus bonebergi Hewitt and Methuen, 1912, Trans. R. Soc. S. Afr., 3: 107. Syntypes: (4 specimens) AMG (now PEM) and Marianhill Monastery Mus. Holotype reported to be in the PEM by Lambiris, 1988, Lammergeyer, 39: 108; since this is presumably the former AMG specimen, this constitutes a lectotype designation by implication; PEM A1547 formally designated lectotype by Conradie, Branch, and Watson, 2015, Zootaxa, 3936: 64. Type locality: "Mariannhill, Natal [= KwaZulu-Natal]", Rep. South Africa.

Phrynobatrachus bonebergiNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 335; Loveridge, 1957, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 117: 346.

Phrynobatrachus (Natalobatrachus) bonebergiLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 194.

Natalobatrachus bonebergiPoynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 143-144.

English Names

Boneberg's Frog (Hewitt, 1937, Guide Vert. Fauna E. Cape Province, Rept. Amph. Fishes: 103; Rose, 1950, Rep. Amph. S. Afr.: 112; Rose, 1962, Rep. Amph. S. Afr., Ed. 2: 110; 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: 168; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 299).

Kloof Frog (Wager, 1965, Frogs S. Afr.: 160; Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 6; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 168; Du Preez, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 246; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 388).

Gloomy Kloof Frog (Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 6; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 168).

Natal Frog (Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 6; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 168).

Natal Diving Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 102).

Distribution

Forested canyons from Dwesa Nature Reserve in the Eastern Cape Province east to southern and central KwaZulu-Natal, Rep. South Africa, below 900 m elevation.

Comment

See accounts by Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 299-300, Du Preez, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 246-247, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 388-390. 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: 469. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 340, provided information on comparative larval morphology.

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