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

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

Poyntonophrynus nambensis Baptista, Vaz Pinto, Keates, Lobón-Rovira, Edwards, and Rödel, 2023, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 73: 1017. Holotype: ZMB 91787, by original designation. Type locality: "in granite bedrock 200 m S of old farm paddock, in Fazenda Namba, Cuanza-Sul Province, –11.914167°, 14.820556°, 1840 m a.s.l." https://zoobank.org/D875E1E8-637D-4664-A8EA-E3EAE7D78942 

English Names

Namba Pygmy Toad (original publication). 


Known from the region of Serra da Namba, 1730–1840 m elevation, in the west-central Angolan highlands. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Angola

Endemic: Angola


Related to Poyntonophrynus pachnodes and Poyntonophrynus fernandae 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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