Poyntonophrynus grindleyi (Poynton, 1963)

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

Bufo vertebralis grindleyi Poynton, 1963, Ann. Natal Mus., 15: 320. Types: NMZB (formerly UM) 5369, by original designation. Type locality: "floor of the Bundi Valley, Chimanimani Mountains (at 5,300 ft., 1,560 m.), Southern Rhodesia [= Zimbabwe]". 

Bufo fenoulheti grindleyi — Poynton and Broadley, 1988, Ann. Natal Mus., 29: 471–472.

Poyntonophrynus grindleyi — Rödel, Becker, Buiswalelo, Conradie, and Channing, 2023, Salamandra, 59: 143.

English Names

Grindley's Pygmy Toad (Bufo fenoulheti grindleyiLambiris, 1990 "1989", Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 10: 62).


Known from the Chimanimani Mountains, of Mozambique and Zimbabwe (1560 m elevation and above).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mozambique, Zimbabwe


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