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

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

Cacosternum rhythmum Channing, Schmitz, Burger, and Kielgast, 2013, Zootaxa, 3701: 538. Holotype. NMB A7521, by original designation. Type locality: "Nottingham Road (29° 21’ 21” S, 29° 59’ 36” E), KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. The habitat is flat open terrain with shallow pools and flooded grassy patches."

English Names

Rhythmic Dainty Frog (original publication). 


Currently known only from the KwaZulu-Natal midlands, Rep. South Africa, but expected to have a wider range. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: South Africa

Likely/Controversially Present: Lesotho

Endemic: South Africa


 Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 372–373, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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