Frog Atlas of Southern Africa

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FrogMAP:   343
Province:   Limpopo
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2230CA
Observer:   Wilkinson J H
Date of record:   2012-03-26
Number of photos:   3
Notes:   Came out of the pond the pond the previous night. Spent 2 days near the pond and then disappeared.
Last updated:   2018-10-31 16:24:11
Sp. code:   1245
Species name:   Tomopterna sp.   [Species text]
Common name:  
Family:   Pyxicephalidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Possible Russet-backed sand frog- young
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
VM-number: 343 - photo: 1
VM-number: 343 - photo: 2
VM-number: 343 - photo: 3

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Allison Sharp
Comment:   Due to the pale patch behind the head I would say Tremolo Sand Frog.
Date:   2013-11-06 07:58:00
Species name:   Tomopterna cryptotis -- Tremelo Sand Frog
Species code:   990
Comment number:   2
By:   Darren Pietersen
Comment:   Either Tomopterna cryptotis (Tremolo Sand Frog) or T. tandyi (Tandy's Sand Frog). Cannot distinguish without the call or DNA.
Date:   2013-12-07 21:09:33
Species name:   Tomopterna sp.
Species code:   1245

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