German Journal of Herpetology

Rödel, M.-O., F. S. Becker, B. Buiswalelo, W. Conradie & A. Channing

In Issues 2023

Re-evaluation of the status of Bufo vertebralis grindleyi and Bufo jordani (Anura: Bufonidae). pp. 143-157.

Abstract. We use mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences and morphology to re-evaluate the taxonomy of Bufo vertebralis grindleyi Poynton, 1963, currently a junior synonym of Poyntonophrynus fenoulheti (Hewitt & Methuen, 1912); and morphology and advertisement calls to re-evaluate the status of Bufo jordani Parker, 1936, currently a junior synonym of Poyntonophrynus hoeschi (Ahl, 1934). According to our results including comparisons to other congeners, we elevate both taxa to full species as Poyntonophrynus grindleyi (Poynton, 1963) and Poyntonophrynus jordani (Parker, 1936). Our new P. grindleyi record is the first record of the species for Mozambique.

Key words. Amphibia, integrative taxonomy, southern Africa.

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