Poyntonophrynus grandisonae

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Poyntonophrynus grandisonae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Poyntonophrynus
Species: P. grandisonae
Binomial name
Poyntonophrynus grandisonae
(Poynton & Haacke, 1993)

Bufo grandisonae Poynton & Haacke, 1993

Poyntonophrynus grandisonae (common name: Grandison's toad or Mossamedes toad) is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to Namibe Province, Angola.[1][2] Its range may be more widespread than currently known, including the nearby Iona National Park. It is only known from a few specimens because there has not been much research in the surrounding area, and thus its 2014 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species assessment remained at "Data Deficient".[1]

It is named for Alice Georgie Cruickshank Grandison (born 1927), a Curator of Herpetology at Natural History Museum, London.[3]


Its natural habitats are granitic inselbergs in dry, sandy area. Its breeding habitat is unknown.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2014). "Poyntonophrynus grandisonae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T54654A18375389. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T54654A18375389.en. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Poyntonophrynus grandisonae (Poynton and Haacke, 1993)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Bo Beolens; Michael Watkins; Michael Grayson (2013). The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. Pelagic Publishing. ISBN 190780742X. Retrieved June 29, 2015.