Cacosternum thorini Conradie, 2014

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

Cacosternum thorini Conradie, 2014, Zootaxa, 3785: 441. Holotype. PEM A10091, by original designation. Type locality: "a small wetland below the forestry fire lookout tower, Hogsback, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa (32° 34’ 48” S; 26° 56’ 34” E, 3225CA, 1530 m above sea level)". 

English Names

Hogsback Dainty Frog (original publication). 


Only known from the montane grassland surrounding Hogsback, but is expected to be more widely distributed in the Amatola Mountain range and surrounding mountain ranges, Eastern Cape Province, Rep. South Africa.  

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: South Africa

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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