Hemisus brachydactylus Laurent, 1963

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hemisotidae > Genus: Hemisus > Species: Hemisus brachydactylus

Hemisus brachydactylus Laurent, 1963, Copeia, 1963: 396. Holotype: MCZ 16469, by original designation. Type locality: "Masiliwa, Tanganyika [= Tanzania]".

Hemisus brachydactylumLaurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 109. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

Masiliwa Shovelsnout Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 51).

Short-fingered Snout-burrower (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 125).

Short-fingered Piglet Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 112).  


Two localities in open woodland in central Tanzania.

Geographics occurrence

Natural resident: Tanzania

Endemic to the political unit: Tanzania


See Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 125–126, provided an account. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 112–113, provided a brief account and range map. 

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