Poyntonophrynus parkeri
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Kenya, Tanzania, United Republic of



View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This largely unknown species is found mainly in Tanzania, where it ranges widely from the Usangu Flats in the south, east to south of Mount Kilimanjaro, west to Mawere near Tabora, and north to Olorgesaile in the southern Rift Valley of Kenya. Its distributional limits are still not well known, and the map should be regarded as provisional.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a species of sparsely wooded grassland and savannah, and also of flood plains. It is not known how tolerant it is of habitat alteration. It breeds in temporary pools.


There is very little information. It could be much more common than current records suggest, but there has been little herpetological work within its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is little information. Local populations might be impacted by overgrazing by livestock, and by human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Usangu Game Reserve.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Poyntonophrynus parkeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T54726A18369854. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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