Breviceps carruthersi Du Preez, Netherlands, and Minter, 2017

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Brevicipitidae > Genus: Breviceps > Species: Breviceps carruthersi

Breviceps carruthersi Du Preez, Netherlands, and Minter in Minter, Netherlands, and Du Preez, 2017, Zootaxa, 4300: 202.Holotype: SAIAB 204591, by original designation. Type locality: "an open field covered by short, grassy and herbaceous vegetation on red, sandy, clay loam soil, adjacent to the playing fields of Hluhluwe Sports Club, Town of Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (S -28.02278°, E 32.27306°, elevation 88 m)." http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:BC8E4F04-CC6F-4E44-8C39-AD2E7A340A25 

English Names

Rhinda Rain Frog (Phaka, Netherlands, Kruger, and Du Preez, 2017, Bilingual Field Guide Frogs Zululand: 24). 

Carruther's Rain Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 116).

Distribution

Currently known only from the area around Hluhluwe and Phinda Game Reserve, Town of Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal, Rep. South Africa. 

Comment

 In the Breviceps mossambicus group of Nielsen, Daniels, Conradie, Heinicke, and Noonan, 2018, J. Biogeograph., 45: 2067–2079, who reported on molecular phylogenetics and biogeography. Phaka, Netherlands, Kruger, and Du Preez, 2017, Bilingual Field Guide Frogs Zululand: 24, provided a photograph, Zululand regional map, and a brief account of life history and identification. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 116–117, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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