Cacosternum

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Cacosternum
Cacosternum platys.jpg
Flat caco (Cacosternum platys)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pyxicephalidae
Subfamily: Cacosterninae
Genus: Cacosternum
Boulenger, 1887
Species

16, see text.

Cacosternum is a genus of frog in the Pyxicephalidae family that are found in southern and eastern Africa.[1][2] They have many common names, including cacos, dainty frogs, and metal frogs.[1]

Species[edit]

The genus contains 16 species:[1]

Cacosternum poyntoni, Poynton's caco, is now considered a synonym of Cacosternum nanum.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Cacosternum Boulenger, 1887". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Pyxicephalidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  3. ^ 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.