the reserve has over 18 frog/ toad species

Some amphibians

Amphibian List

Amphibians are the most primitive class of land-living vertebrates, being the first vertebrate animals to inhabit the land. The class Amphibia, which comprises more than 4,700 species, is represented in South Africa by the order Anura, a group of tailless amphibians commonly referred to as frogs or toads.

Frogs have adapted to habitats ranging from mountain tops to sea level and from forests to deserts, and some are completely terrestrial whereas others are largely aquatic. South African frogs belong to 10 families and over 50% of the 115 or so species occur nowhere else. Frogs form the prey of various birds, mammals, reptiles, fish and even other frogs, and contribute to the control of insect pests and other invertebrates which they consume in large numbers.

Pilanesberg Game Reserve has over 18 frog/ toad species.

FAMILY & Scientific Name Common Names
PIPIDAE:
Xenopus laevis laevis
English: Common Platanna
Afrikaans: Platanna
Setswana: Segwagwa
BUFONIDAE:
Bufo gutturalis
English: Common Toad
Afrikaans: Gewone Skurwepadda
Setswana: Segwagwa
BUFONIDAE:
Bufo garmani
English: Olive Toad
Afrikaans: Noordelike Gevlekte Skurwepadda
Setswana: Rantsape
BUFONIDAE:
Schismaderma carens
English: Red Toad
Afrikaans: Rooirug-skurwepadda
Setswana: Segwagwa
BUFONIDAE:
Bufo fenoulheti
English: Northern Pygmy Toad
Afrikaans: Dwerg-skurwepadda
Setswana: Segwagwa
MICROHYLIDAE:
Breviceps adspersus adspersus
English: Bushveld Rainfrog
Afrikaans: Gewone Blaasop
Setswana: Segwagwa
MICROHYLIDAE:
Phrynomantis bifasciatus
English: Red-banded Rubber Frog
Afrikaans: Rooigebande Padda
Setswana: Segwagwa
RANIDAE:
Pyxicephalus adspersus
English: Bullfrog
Afrikaans: Brulpadda
Setswana: Letlametlo
RANIDAE:
Pyxicephalus edulis
English: African Bullfrog
Afrikaans: Klein brulpadda
Setswana: Letlametlo
RANIDAE:
Tomopterna cryptotis
English: Tremelo Sand Frog
Afrikaans: Gestreepte Sandpadda
Setswana: Senanatswidi
RANIDAE:
Tomopterna natalensis
English: Natal Sand Frog
Afrikaans: Natalse Sandpadda
Setswana: -
RANIDAE:
Afrana angolensis
English: Common Rana
Afrikaans: Gewone Graspadda
Setswana: Segwagwa
RANIDAE:
Ptychadena anchietae
English: Plain Grass Frog
Afrikaans: Rooirug-grasspadda
Setswana: Segwagwa
RANIDAE:
Ptychadena mossambica
English: Broad-banded Grass Frog
Afrikaans: Breeband Grasspadda
Setswana: Segwagwa
RANIDAE:
Phrynobatrachus natalensis
English: Snoring Puddle Frog
Afrikaans: Modderpaddatjie
Setswana: Segwagwa
RANIDAE:
Cacosternum boettgeri
English: Common Caco
Afrikaans: Blikslanertjie
Setswana: Segwagwa
RACHOPHORIDAE:
Chiromantis xerampelina
English: Foam Nest Frog
Afrikaans: Grys Boompadda
Setswana: Segwagwa
HYPEROLIIDAE:
Kassina senegalensis
English: Bubbling Kassina
Afrikaans: Silwerbruin-veldpadda
Setswana: -
OTHER - MORE SCARCE - SPECIES
   
RANIDAE:
Strongylopus fasciatus fasciatus
English: Striped Rana
Afrikaans: Langtoon-graspadda
Setswana: -
RANIDAE:
Tomopterna krugerensis
English: Knocking Sand Frog
Afrikaans: -
Setswana: -
RANIDAE:
Afrana fuscigula
English: Cape River Frog
Afrikaans: -
Setswana: -
BUFONIDAE:
Bufo vertebralis
English: Southern Pygmy toad
Afrikaans: -
Setswana: -
HEISOTIDAE:
Hemisus marmoratus
English: Mottled Shovel-nosed Frog
Afrikaans: -
Setswana: -