Vandijkophrynus inyangae (Poynton, 1963)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Vandijkophrynus > Species: Vandijkophrynus inyangae

Bufo gariepensis inyangae Poynton, 1963, Ann. Natal Mus., 15: 319. Holotype: NMZB (formerly UM) 1289, by original designation. Type locality: "Inyangani Mountain (8,400 ft., 2,560 m.), Inyanga, Southern Rhodesia [= Zimbabwe]".

Bufo inyangaeMartin, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 62. Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 78.

Bufo gariepensis inyangaePoynton and Broadley, 1988, Ann. Natal Mus., 29: 464-465.

Vandijkophrynus inyangaeFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 366.

English Names

Inyanga Toad (Lambiris, 1990 "1989", Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 10: 50; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 78; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 180).

Inyangani Toad (Broadley, 1973, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 10: 22; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 39).


Inyanga Mountains of Zimbabwe and presumably in adjacent Mozambique, ca. 2400-2560 m elevation.


Most recently recognized as distinct from Vandijkophrynus gariepensis (as Bufo) by Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 78, and who presented an account. Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 180-181, also presented a brief account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Bufo inyangae) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 186. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 159–160, reported on comparative tadpole morphology.

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