Poyntonophrynus fernandae Baptista, Vaz Pinto, Keates, Lobón-Rovira, Edwards, and Rödel, 2023

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

Poyntonophrynus fernandae Baptista, Vaz Pinto, Keates, Lobón-Rovira, Edwards, and Rödel, 2023, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 73: 1008. Holotype: ZMB 91791, by original designation. Type locality: "12 km N of Condé on rocky ground at the edge of forest, Cuanza-Sul Province, –10.743744°, 14.631923°, 1260 m a.s.l." https://zoobank.org/FD23B293-0F0F-4EF3-80B9- D7D5F4E0FE75 

English Names

Fernanda’s Pygmy Toad (original publication). 


Known from the Angolan central escarpment zone in the region of Gabela, and extending eastwards at least to Quibala, in Cuanza-Sul Province, at elevations of 520–1303 m; it appears to be strongly associated with large granite boulders in moist habitats, and may be more widely distributed along the western escarpment and large rock outcrops in central Cuanza-Sul Province. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Angola

Endemic: Angola


Related to Poyntonophrynus pachnodes and Poyntonophrynus nambensis according to the original publication, where comparative morphology, osteology, and molecular markers were detailed. Becker, Baptista, Vaz Pinto, Ernst, and Conradie, 2023, Namib. J. Environm., 8: 245–257, discussed this species, its range in the highlands of Angola, and provided a dot map. 

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