Sand toad

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Cape Sand Toad
Cape Sand Toad - Vandijkophrynus angusticeps.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Vandijophrynus
Species: B. angusticeps
Binomial name
Vandijkophrynus angusticeps
(Smith, 1848)

The Cape Sand Toad (Vandijkophrynus angusticeps) is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family (true toads). It is endemic to the south-western coastal sand flats and sandy mountain tops, mostly in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, from Van Rhynsdorp south to Cape Town and east to around the Gouritz River, with an isolated population around Cape St Francis in the Eastern Cape Province. It is common in West Coast sandveld, on the Cape Flats and around Cape Agulhas. Elsewhere it is uncommon or rare. Its natural habitats are small freshwater pools and streams in lowland and montane fynbos (Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation) on sandy soils. It is threatened by habitat loss and climate change particularly in coastal areas.

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