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Range DescriptionThis species ranges from southern Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania, south to Mozambique, southern Malawi, southern Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, northern and eastern South Africa and Swaziland.
There are also populations currently assigned to this species in northern Benin, northern Nigeria and northern Cameroon, and in Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia. There are no records in the poorly explored regions between Cameroon and Somalia, and so its occurrence in these areas is not indicated on the distribution map. However, it might occur in the intervening areas in the Central African Republic, Chad, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, and also in Togo, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Guinea.
Its distribution in eastern and southern Africa needs re-examination in light of recent separation of Pyxicephalus edulis from P. adspersus. Many specimens have not been clearly assigned between these two species, and so the distribution map should be regarded as provisional. It occurs from sea level up to 1,500 m asl in South Africa.