Arthroleptella

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Arthroleptella
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pyxicephalidae
Subfamily: Cacosterninae
Genus: Arthroleptella
Species

7, see text

Arthroleptella is a genus of frog in the Pyxicephalidae family. Frogs in this genus are known as moss frogs. The seven species of this genus are endemic to South Africa.

It contains the following species:[1]

Two other species were formerly classified as Arthroleptella before recently found to belong to the formerly monotypic genus Anhydrophryne (Dawood and Stam 2006):[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Arthroleptella Hewitt, 1926". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Anhydrophryne hewitti". The IUCN Red List of Endangered Species 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Anhydrophryne ngongoniensis". The IUCN Red List of Endangered Species 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 20 January 2012.