Hewitt's moss frog

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Hewitt's moss frog
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pyxicephalidae
Genus: Anhydrophryne
Species: A. hewitti
Binomial name
Anhydrophryne hewitti
FitzSimons, 1947

Arthroleptella hewitti FitzSimons, 1947

The Hewitt's moss frog, Natal chirping frog, or yellow bandit frog (Anhydrophryne hewitti) is a species of frog in the Pyxicephalidae family. It is found in the Drakensberg mountains of South Africa, possibly including adjacent Lesotho.[2]

Anhydrophryne hewitti populations are small and fragmented, found in pockets of forest and dense vegetation. Breeding takes place in wet mossy areas near waterfalls and rapids. Eggs are laid in moss and leaf-litter. The eggs develop directly without a free-living tadpole stage.[1]


  1. ^ a b IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2013). "Anhydrophryne hewitti". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013: e.T58059A3064127. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58059A3064127.en. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Anhydrophryne hewitti (FitzSimons, 1947)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 2 May 2014.