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 northern Zimbabwe to northern Zambia.


Most closely resembling Bufo beirus (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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