Tomopterna damarensis
family: Pyxicephalidae
subfamily: Cacosterninae
Species Description: Dawood and Channing 2002 Afr J. Herpetol 51:130

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Namibia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

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.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas. 

Research Needed

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. .Downloaded on 17 January 2019


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