Poyntonophrynus grandisonae (Poynton and Haacke, 1993)

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

Bufo grandisonae Poynton and Haacke, 1993, Ann. Transvaal Mus., 36: 1. Holotype: TMP 40150, by original designation. Type locality: "5 km E of Assuncão, Mossamedes District, Angola".

Poyntonophrynus grandisonaeFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 365.

English Names

Mossamedes Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 41).

Grandison's Toad (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 73).

Grandison's Pygmy Toad (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 80) 


Known only from southwestern Namibe Province, southwestern Angola on granite inselbergs.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Angola

Endemic: Angola


In the Bufo vertebralis group, most similar to Bufo dombensis, according to the original publication. Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 73, provided an account. Not seen since the initial publication, according to Liedtke, Müller, Rödel, Menegon, Gonwouo, Barej, Gvoždík, Schmitz, Channing, Nagel, and Loader, 2016, Evolution, 70: 1717–1733. See distribution map in Ceríaco, Marques, Bandeira, Agarwal, Stanley, Bauer, Heinicke, and Blackburn, 2018, ZooKeys, 780: 112. Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2018, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 65 (Suppl. II): 68, provided a map for Angola and discussed the literature. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 80–81, provided a brief account and range map. Marques, Parrinha, Lopes-Lima, Tiutenko, Bauer, and Ceríaco, 2024, ZooKeys, 1201: 179–181, briefly discussed localities in the Serra da Neve inselberg region, Namibia Province, soutwestern Angola.  

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