Nectophrynoides poyntoni Menegon, Salvidio & Loader, 2004

Poynton's forest toad



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: early 2003

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Mkalazi Valley, Udzungwa Scarp Forest Reserve, Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania (eastern)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Menegon, M., Salvidio, S. and Loader, S. P. (2004). Five new species of Nectophrynoides Noble 1926 (Amphibia, Anura, Bufonidae) from the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. Tropical Zoology 17(1): 97-121. [Abstract]


Other references:

Andreone, Franco et al. (2022). Threatened and extinct amphibians and reptiles in Italian natural history collections are useful conservation tools. Acta Herpetologica 17(1): 45-58. doi:10.36253/a_h-12349

Channing, A. and Howell, K.M. 2006. Amphibians of East Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.

Channing, A., Menegon, M., Salvidio, S. and Akker, S. 2005. A new forest toad from the Ukaguru Mountains, Tanzania (Bufonidae: Nectophrynoides). African Journal of Herpetology 54: 149-157.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2015. Nectophrynoides poyntoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T54842A13323022. Downloaded on 15 December 2015.


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