Breviceps carruthersi Du Preez, Netherlands, and Minter, 2017

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

Breviceps carruthersi Du Preez, Netherlands, and Minter in Minter, Netherlands, and Du Preez, 2017, Zootaxa, 4300: 202.Holotype: SAIAB 204591, by original designation. Type locality: "an open field covered by short, grassy and herbaceous vegetation on red, sandy, clay loam soil, adjacent to the playing fields of Hluhluwe Sports Club, Town of Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (S -28.02278°, E 32.27306°, elevation 88 m)." http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:BC8E4F04-CC6F-4E44-8C39-AD2E7A340A25 

English Names

Rhinda Rain Frog (Phaka, Netherlands, Kruger, and Du Preez, 2017, Bilingual Field Guide Frogs Zululand: 24). 

Carruther's Rain Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 116).

Distribution

Currently known only from the area around Hluhluwe and Phinda Game Reserve, Town of Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal, Rep. South Africa. 

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: 24, 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.: 116–117, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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