Biodiversity

Monday, March 26, 2007

DESCRIPTION OF SPECIES WITHIN THE GENUS BREVICEPS(6)

Breviceps rosei Power,1926 (Rose's rainfrog)

Female length 36 mm.
Lower surface texture smooth.
Lower surface colour light.
Tympanum not visible.
Inner toes as long as wide.
Outer toes as long as wide.
Endemism endemic to South Africa.
Advertisement call whistle.
Call position above ground.
Call frequency 2.1 kHz.
Eye size unknown.
Dorsum colour brown/black.
Dorsum pattern vertebral stripe.



photographer Alan Channing

available at:
http://www.botany.uwc.ac.za/envfacts/fynbos/fynbos_frogs.htm

Reference: Channing, A (2001) Amphibians of Central and Southern Africa. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. Pp 209-228 ISBN 1 919825 63 0

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