Tomopterna gallmanni Wasonga and Channing, 2013

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Tomopterna > Species: Tomopterna gallmanni

Tomopterna gallmanni Wasonga and Channing, 2013, Zootaxa, 3734: 229. Holotype: NMK A/5039/1, by original designation. Type locality: "an artificial water pond, Dam Ya Colin, in Ol Ari Nyiro, Laikipia Nature Conservancy, Laikipia County, Kenya (0° 34’ N; 36° 24’ E)". 

English Names

Gallmann's Sand Frog (original publication). 


Laikipia Plateau of Kenya, with two northern populations in the Maralal and Baragoi areas.  

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Kenya

Endemic: Kenya


A cryptic species with little in the way of morphology to distinguish it beyond molecular markers and advertisement call, according to the original publication. Spawls, Wasonga, and Drewes, 2019, Amph. Kenya: 36, provided a photograph, range map, and brief characterization. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 380–381, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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