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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Anura
Subordo: Neobatrachia
Familia: Pyxicephalidae
Subfamilia: Cacosterninae
Genus: Arthroleptella
Species: A. bicolor - A. drewesii - A. landdrosia - A. lightfooti - A. ngongoniensis - A. subvoce - A. villiersi

Name

Arthroleptella Hewitt, 1926

Type species: Arthroleptis lightfooti Boulenger, 1910

References

* Hewitt, 1926, Ann. S. Afr. Mus., 20: 426.
* Laurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 208
* Amphibian Species of the World 5.1 Arthroleptella access date 27 June 2008


Vernacular names
English: Moss Frogs

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

It contains the following species:[1]

Arthroleptella atermina Turner and Channing, 2017 - Riviersonderent moss frog
Arthroleptella bicolor Hewitt, 1926 – Bainskloof moss frog
Arthroleptella draconella Turner and Channing, 2017 – Drakenstein moss frog
Arthroleptella drewesii Channing, Hendricks and Dawood, 1994 – Drewes' moss frog
Arthroleptella kogelbergensis Turner and Channing, 2017 – Kogelsberg moss frog
Arthroleptella landdrosia Dawood and Channing, 2000 – Landdros moss frog
Arthroleptella lightfooti (Boulenger, 1910) – Lightfoot's moss frog
Arthroleptella rugosa Turner and Channing, 2008 – Rough moss frog
Arthroleptella subvoce Turner, de Villiers, Dawood and Channing, 2004 – Northern moss frog
Arthroleptella villiersi Hewitt, 1935 – De Villiers' moss frog

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]

Arthroleptella hewitti → Anhydrophryne hewitti (FitzSimons, 1947) – Hewitt's moss frog
Arthroleptella ngongoniensis → Anhydrophryne ngongoniensis (Bishop and Passmore, 1993) – Ngoni moss frog

References

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.
"Anhydrophryne hewitti". The IUCN Red List of Endangered Species 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 20 January 2012.
"Anhydrophryne ngongoniensis". The IUCN Red List of Endangered Species 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 20 January 2012.

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