Poyntonophrynus lughensis

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Poyntonophrynus lughensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Poyntonophrynus
Species: P. lughensis
Binomial name
Poyntonophrynus lughensis
(Loveridge, 1932)

Bufo lughensis Loveridge, 1932
Bufo gardoensis Scortecci, 1932
Bufo chappuisi Roux, 1936

Poyntonophrynus lughensis is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is found in Somalia, northern and eastern Kenya, eastern, central and southern Ethiopia, and extreme southeastern South Sudan.[1][2] Its natural habitat is very dry savanna. It breeds after the beginning of the rains in temporarily flooded hollows, including roadside ditches. The main threat to this species environmental degradation caused by human expansion and settlement, with increased populations of livestock as a consequence.[1]


  1. ^ a b c IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2013). "Poyntonophrynus lughensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013: T54696A18372536. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T54696A18372536.en. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Poyntonophrynus lughensis (Loveridge, 1932)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 3 October 2015.