Strongylopus springbokensis Channing, 1986

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Strongylopus > Species: Strongylopus springbokensis

Strongylopus springbokensis Channing, 1986, Ann. Cape Prov. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), 16: 128. Holotype: PEM A963, by original designation. Type locality: "Springbok in Namaqualand", Western Cape Province, Rep. South Africa.

Rana (Stronglylopus) springbokensisDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 334.

English Names

Springbok Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 109).

Namaqua Stream Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 360; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 428).


Mountainous areas of Namaqualand, north of the Knersvlakte and south of the Orange River, Western Cape Province, Rep. South Africa, 200-1600 m elevation.


See accounts by Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 353, Channing, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 314-316, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 428-429. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 516. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 354–355, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 362–363, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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