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Kahn River, Namibia (Google, OSM) Out of range!
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Description

This frog was found in the Kahn River [in Swakopmund District, about 20 km NE of Arandis] (dry 95% of the year) in a small puddle of water (with 3 others of the same species). On the canyon wall above the pond several geckos (Rhoptropus bradfieldi) were observed and a seldom seen snake, the Western Keeled Snake (Pythonodipsas carinata) was also found.

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Marbled sand frog - Photo (c) herpguy, all rights reserved, uploaded by Paul Freed
herpguy's ID: Marbled sand frog (Tomopterna marmorata)
Posted by herpguy almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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T. marmorata is far out of range. I suggest T.tandyi.

That's what marmorata is more likely to look.
http://www.ispot.org.za/node/196183?nav=related

http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?enlarge=0000+0000+0408+0778

Posted by joachim over 1 year ago (Flag)
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It's possible, Joachim that it is tandyi, however when I found this frog in 1986 that species was not yet described. Thanks for your input.
-Paul

Posted by herpguy over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Identification Summary

Marbled sand frog - Photo (c) herpguy, all rights reserved, uploaded by Paul Freed
herpguy's ID: Marbled sand frog (Tomopterna marmorata)

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