Breviceps mossambicus

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Breviceps mossambicus


Taxonavigation: Anura 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Anura

Familia: Brevicipitidae
Genus: Breviceps
Species: Breviceps mossambicus


Breviceps mossambicus Peters, 1854

Type locality: "Insula Mossambique, Sena".

Syntypes: ZMB 3554 (3 specimens).


  • Engystoma granosum Cuvier, 1829
  • Bufo (Engystoma) granosus Cuvier, 1829
  • Breviceps mossambicus Peters, 1854
  • Systoma granosumParker, 1868
  • Breviceps mossambicus var. mossambicusWerner, 1903
  • Breviceps mitchelli Hoffman, 1944


  • Carman, J.B. 1967: The carotid labyrinth in the anuran Breviceps mossambicus. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, zoology, 10(1): 1–15. Reference page
  • Peters, 1854, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1854: 628.
  • Hoffman, 1944, Soöl. Navors. Nas. Mus. Bloemfontein, 1: 182.
  • Frost, Darrel R. 2018. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. Electronic Database accessible at American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Breviceps mossambicus . Accessed on 17 May 2008.
  • 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN: Breviceps mossambicus  (Least Concern) Downloaded on 17 May 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Mozambique Short-headed Frog