Breviceps passmorei Minter, Netherlands, and Du Preez, 2017

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Brevicipitidae > Genus: Breviceps > Species: Breviceps passmorei

Breviceps passmorei Minter, Netherlands, and Du Preez, 2017, Zootaxa, 4300: 208. Holotype: SAIAB 204596, by original designation. Type locality: "Lulwane 1, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. . . . S -27.04319°, E 32.28836°, elevation 64 m". http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:F836CD13-8351-476F-8C90-EE1DFD691A2F 

English Names

Passmore's Rain Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 120).

Ndumo Rain Frog (Phaka, Netherlands, Kruger, and Du Preez, 2017, Bilingual Field Guide Frogs Zululand: 25).

Distribution

The area West of Tembe Elephant Reserve, in the vicinity of the Phongolo River, KwaZulu-Natal, near borders of Swaziland and Mozambique, and into southeastern Limpopo Province, Rep. South Afric.  

Comment

Advertisement call, external morphology, molecular markers, and natural history detailed in the original publication. In the Breviceps mossambicus group of Nielsen, Daniels, Conradie, Heinicke, and Noonan, 2018, J. Biogeograph., 45: 2067–2079, who reported on molecular phylogenetics and biogeography. Phaka, Netherlands, Kruger, and Du Preez, 2017, Bilingual Field Guide Frogs Zululand: 25, provided a photograph, Zululand regional map, and a brief account of life history and identification. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 120–121, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Heinicke, Beidoun, Nielsen, and Bauer, 2021, Herpetol. Notes, 14: 397–406, documented via molecular analysis the range to extend into Limpopo Province, Rep. South Africa. 

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