Vandijkophrynus amatolicus (Hewitt, 1925)

Amatola toad



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Bufo amatolicus Hewitt, 1925; Vandjikophrynus amatolicus Hewitt, 1925 [orth. error]


Conservation Status


Last record: 1997/8

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Winterberg and Amatola Mountains, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hewitt, J. (1925). On some new species of reptiles and amphibians from South Africa. Record of the Albany Museum. Grahamstown 3: 343-368.

Other references:

Measey, G. J. (ed.). (2011). Ensuring a future for South Africa’s frogs: a strategy for conservation research. SANBI Biodiversity Series 19. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, 84 pp. [pp. 54]

South African Frog Re-assessment Group (SA-FRoG) and IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. (2010). Vandijkophrynus amatolicus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. ( Downloaded on 07 May 2012.

Tarrant, J. and Cunningham, M. J. (2011). Rediscovery of the elusive Amatola Toad Vandjikophrynus amatolicus: twice seen in twenty-six years. African Herp News 55: 1-6.


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