Strongylopus fasciatus (Smith, 1849)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Strongylopus > Species: Strongylopus fasciatus

Rana fasciata Smith, 1849, Illust. Zool. S. Afr., 3 (Part 28): pl. 78, fig. 1. Type(s): BMNH; BMNH 58.11.25.127 designated neotype for Rana fasciata Burchell, 1824, by Parker and Ride, 1962, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 19: 290-292; this neotype regarded as lectotype of Rana fasciata Smith, 1849, by Opinion 713, Anonymous, 1964, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 21: 352-354 (see comment) and Opinion 1920 (Anonymous, 1999, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 56: 94-95). Type locality: "widely spread over Southern Africa"; given as Cape of Good Hope, Rep. South Africa by XXX; Greig, Boycott, and De Villiers, 1979, Ann. Cape Prov. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), 13: 27, noted that locality data associated with the BMNH specimens were simply "Africa". See discussion by Lambiris, 1988, Lammergeyer, 39: 101. Placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology by Opinion 713, Anonymous, 1964, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 21: 352.

Rana fasciata fasciataBarbour and Loveridge, 1928, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., 50: 197.

Strongylopus fasciatus fasciatusVan Dijk, 1966, Ann. Natal Mus., 18: 259; Van Dijk, 1977, Zool. Afr., 12: 178; Channing, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 334.

Rana (Stronglylopus) fasciataDubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 233, by implication; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 50; Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 334.

Stronglylopus fasciatusChanning, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 353.

English Names

Striped Grass Frog (Hewitt, 1937, Guide Vert. Fauna E. Cape Province, Rept. Amph. Fishes: 95; Broadley, 1971, Puku, 6: 113; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 140).

Striped Rana (Wager, 1965, Frogs S. Afr.: 153; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 140).

Long-toed Frog (Rose, 1950, Rep. Amph. S. Afr.: 39; Rose, 1962, Rep. Amph. S. Afr., Ed. 2: 40).

Striped Stream Frog (Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 140; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 422; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 353; Boycott, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 309).

Long-toed Grass Frog (Pienaar, 1963, Koedoe, 6: 79).

Long-toed Frog (Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 140).

Striped Long-toed Frog (Lambiris, 1990 "1989", Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 10: 98).

Striped Frog (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 15; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 107).

Tanganyika Striped Grass Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 122).

Distribution

Southern South Africa along the east coast to Zimbabwe, western Mozambique, and southern Zambia, in grasslands

Comment

See Opinion 713, Anonymous, 1964, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 21: 352-354, in which uses of Rana fasciata (including uses by Tschudi, 1838, and Duméril and Bibron, 1843) were suppressed for the purposes of homonymy and priority under the plenary powers of the Commission of Zoological Nomenclature. In addition, Rana fasciata Smith, 1849, was placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology. Subspecies reviewed by Poynton, 1964, Senckenb. Biol., 45: 203-205. See also Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 137-139, and Lambiris, 1988, Lammergeyer, 39: 100-102. See accounts by Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 353, Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 92, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 422-423. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 349–350, provided information on comparative larval morphology.

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