Bronze caco

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Bronze caco
Conservation status
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pyxicephalidae
Genus: Cacosternum
Species: C. nanum
Binomial name
Cacosternum nanum
Boulenger, 1887

Cacosternum poyntoni Lambiris, 1988

The bronze caco or bronze dainty frog (Cacosternum nanum) is a species of frog in the Pyxicephalidae family, found in South Africa and Swaziland, and possibly Lesotho and Mozambique.[1][2]

Cacosternum nanum is one of the most common frogs in its range.[vague] Cacosternum nanum occurs in a wide range of habitats, including fynbos heath land, savanna, shrubland, grassland, farmland, plantations, rural grassland, degraded forest and urban areas. They aestivate below the surface or under logs and stones during dry periods, and may emerge in large numbers after heavy rain.[1]


  1. ^ a b c IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2013). "Cacosternum nanum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Cacosternum nanum Boulenger, 1887". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 3 May 2014.