Tomopterna luganga Channing, Moyer, and Dawood, 2004

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

Tomopterna luganga Channing, Moyer, and Dawood, 2004, Afr. J. Herpetol., 53: 3. Holotype: TMP 85104, by original designation. Type locality: "Kigwembimbi, 14 km east of Iringa town, Iringa District, Tanzania, at 1560 m (07° 47′ 19.8″ S, 35° 48′ 13.2″)".

English Names

Red Sand Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 330).


Central plateau of Tanzania; single record from Lake Bogoria, Kenya. 


Confused with Tomopterna marmorata prior to its description. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 330-331, provided an account. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 359–360, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Spawls, Wasonga, and Drewes, 2019, Amph. Kenya: 37, 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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