Poyntonia paludicola Channing and Boycott, 1989

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Poyntonia > Species: Poyntonia paludicola

Poyntonia paludicola Channing and Boycott, 1989, Copeia, 1989: 478. Holotype: PEM A1600, by original designation. Type locality: "southern slopes of the Steenbras Mountains in the Kogelberg Forest Reserve (34°14′S, 18°52′E)", Cape Province, Rep. South Africa.

English Names

Kogelberg Reserve Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 104).

Montane Marsh Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 313; Channing, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 256; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 391).

Distribution

West areas of the southern part of the Hottentots Holland and Kogelberg Mountain complex, as well as the Klein River Mountains in the southwestern part of the Western Cape Province, Rep. South Africa, 200-1800 m elevation.

Comment

See accounts by Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 313-314, Channing, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 256-257, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 390-391. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 628. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 341–343, provided information on comparative larval morphology.

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