Afrixalus brachycnemis (Boulenger, 1896),

Conradie, Werner, Bittencourt-Silva, Gabriela B., Engelbrecht, Hanlie M., Loader, Simon P., Menegon, Michele, Nanvonamuquitxo, C, 2016, Exploration into the hidden world of Mozambique's sky island forests: new discoveries of reptiles and amphibians, Zoosystematics and Evolution 92 (2), pp. 163-180: 167

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zse.92.9948

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Afrixalus brachycnemis (Boulenger, 1896)
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Anura Hyperoliidae

Afrixalus brachycnemis (Boulenger, 1896) 

Material

Mt. Mabu ( PEM A11250, male, 19.5 mm SUL), Mt. M’pàluwé ( PEM A11392, female, 317.8 mm SUL; PEM A11393, female, 21.2 mm SUL).

Comments

Adult male was collected during the day sitting on a leaf in an open area at lower slopes of Mt. Mabu. Two females were collected sheltering in sugarcane fronds at the base of Mt. M’pàluwé. Species identification was based on the absence of dorsal patterning and transverse tibial bands ( Pickersgill 2007). Others also reported this species to be present in northern Mozambique ( Branch 2004, Portik et al. 2013a, Ohler and Frétey 2014).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Hyperoliidae

Genus

Afrixalus