Cacosternum australis Channing, Schmitz, Burger, and Kielgast, 2013

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Cacosternum > Species: Cacosternum australis

Cacosternum australis Channing, Schmitz, Burger, and Kielgast, 2013, Zootaxa, 3701: 528. Holotype: MHNG 2690.25, by original designation. Type locality: "Holotype: MHNG 2740.19, by original designation. Type locality: "Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve, Robertson, Western Cape Province, South Africa (33° 54′ 55″ S, 19° 53′ 04″ E)". 

English Names

Southern Dainty Frog (original publication). 


Although only documented by molecular assay from Pearly Beach, Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve, and Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve, Western Cape Province, Rep. South Africa, it is expected to be widely distributed in the southern Cape region and the Little Karroo. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: South Africa

Endemic: South Africa


 Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 368–369, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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