Poyntonophrynus kavangensis (Poynton and Broadley, 1988)

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

English Names

Kavanga Toad (Lambiris, 1990 "1989", Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 10: 59).

Khwai River Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 42).

Kavango Toad (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 80; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 168).


Grassland areas of northern Namibia and southwestern Angola east through northern Botswana through northwestern Zimbabwe to southern Zambia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe


Most closely resembling Bufo beiranus (in the Bufo vertebralis group), according to the original publication. See comment under Poyntonophrynus dombensis. Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 80, Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 549, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 168-169, provided accounts. Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2018, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 65 (Suppl. II): 68–69, 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, photograph, and range map.   

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