oa African Zoology - Notes on the biology of Breviceps (Anura: Microhylidae)

Volume 11, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Breviceps verrucosus and B. adspersus are taken to represent the two ends of the morphological and ecological spectrum of this genus of burrowing frogs. Both occur in the Durban area, but verrucosus is typically limited to forest and adspersus to savanna. B. adspersus appears to have adapted itself to savanna-living by digging deeper burrows than verrucosus and by gearing its time of seasonal emergence to the swarming of termites which form its main type of food.

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