oa Madoqua - Distribution and diversity of amphibians in the Free State, South Africa
|Article Title||Distribution and diversity of amphibians in the Free State, South Africa|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 National Museum, Bloemfontein|
|Publication Date||Jan 1995|
|Pages||3 - 14|
|Keyword(s)||Amphibian diversity, Distribution pattern, Dorsal markings, Grassveld, Habitat, Karoo, Locality, Microhylidae, Monotypic species, Parotid glands, Pupillary umbracula, Thornveld, Topocadastral maps and Vertebralis|
New and unpublished distribution records are provided for 22 of the26 amphibian taxa (species and subspecies) known to occur in the Free State province of South Africa. Four of these taxa, namely Heleophryne natalensis, Bufo gariepensis nubicolus, Breviceps v. verrucosus and Tomopterna natalensis, were not recorded during an intensive survey of the region in the 1970s.
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