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Tandy's sand frog (Tomopterna tandyi)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pyxicephalidae
Subfamily: Cacosterninae
Genus: Tomopterna
Duméril & Bibron, 1841
Type species
Pyxicephalus delalandii
Tschudi, 1838

Tomopterna (common names: sand frogs, burrowing frogs, Old World bullfrogs) is a genus of frogs from sub-Saharan Africa.[1]


There are 15 species in the genus:[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Tomopterna Duméril and Bibron, 1841". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Pyxicephalidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Zimkus, B.M. & Larson, J.G. (2011). "Examination of the molecular relationships of sand frogs (Anura: Pyxicephalidae: Tomopterna) and resurrection of two species from the Horn of Africa." Zootaxa 2933: 27-45.
  4. ^ a b Wasonga, D.V. & Channing, A. (2013). "Identification of sand frogs (Anura: Pyxicephalidae: Tomopterna) from Kenya with the description of two new species." Zootaxa 3734 (2):221–240.