Tomopterna krugerensis Passmore and Carruthers, 1975

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Tomopterna > Species: Tomopterna krugerensis

Tomopterna krugerensis Passmore and Carruthers, 1975, Koedoe, 18: 32. Holotype: TMP 44670, by original designation. Type locality: "Machayipan, Kruger National Park, Republic of South Africa".

Rana (Tomopterna) krugerensisDubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 233, by implication.

Tomopterna (Tomopterna) krugerensisDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 56.

Tomopterna krugerensisVences, Glaw, Kosuch, Das, and Veith, 2000, Lourenço and Goodman (eds.), Diversité et Endéémisme à Madagascar: 232.

English Names

Knocking Sand Frog (Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 5; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 122; Channing, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 324-325; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 440).

Sandveld Pyxie (Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 5; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 122; Lambiris, 1990 "1989", Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 10: 86).

Kruger Burrowing Frog (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 15).

Kruger Bullfrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 110).

Distribution

Northeastern Rep. South Africa to southern Mozambique through Zimbabwe and Botswana to Namibia and southern Angola.

Comment

Probably has a wider distribution northward than indicated, but obscured by confusion with other species according to J. C. Poynton IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 524. See accounts in Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 127-129, Lambiris, 1988, Lammergeyer, 39: 76-78, Channing, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 324-325, Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 125-126, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 440-441. Dawood, Channing, and Bogart, 2002, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 22: 407-413, reported an unnamed species masquerading under this name from Khorixas, Namibia.

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