This species is known only from its type locality, Khorixas, in northwestern Namibia. It almost certainly occurs more widely in the Kaokoveld area, and some previous records of other Tomopterna species, in particular T. tandyi, might refer to this species. Although endemic to Namibia, it may also occupy similar arid and semi-arid habitats in southern Angola (Herrmann and Branch 2013).
Habitat and Ecology
It has been found in arid wooded savanna adjacent to an urban area. There is no information regarding its breeding biology, although reproduction presumably takes place in temporary waterbodies, as with other congeners.
There is no information on the population status of this species, which is known only from five specimens.
There is little information on threats to this species. The type locality is on the boundary of the town of Khorixas, which may pose a threat depending on the species' tolerance of habitat modification.
It is not known from any protected areas.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, natural history, and threats.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence (EOO), population status and ecological requirements.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, South African Frog Re-assessment Group (SA-FRoG) 2017. Tomopterna damarensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T58775A77160545. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T58775A77160545.en .Downloaded on 17 November 2018