Poyntonophrynus damaranus (Mertens, 1954)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Poyntonophrynus > Species: Poyntonophrynus damaranus

English Names

Damaraland Pygmy Toad (Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 160).


Kaokoveld–Waterberg area of northern and northwestern Namibia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Namibia

Endemic: Namibia


See discussion by Channing and Vences, 1999, S. Afr. J. Zool., 34: 78, and account by Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 160-161. See distribution map in  Ceríaco, Marques, Bandeira, Agarwal, Stanley, Bauer, Heinicke, and Blackburn, 2018, ZooKeys, 780: 112. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 397, regarded this nominal taxon as too insufficiently known to treat adequately in their fieldguide. 

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