Description of a new moss frog from the south-western Cape (Anura: Ranidae: Arthroleptella)

  • A Channing
  • D Hendricks
  • A Dawood

Abstract

A new species of moss frog, genus Arthroleptella, is described from the Kleinrivier mountains of the south-western Cape. It is morphologically indistinguishable from the other three species in the area. The four Cape species are allopatric, each has a unique male advertisement call, and preliminary molecular data shows consistent differences.
Published
2017-04-05
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2224-073X
print ISSN: 1562-7020