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Range DescriptionThis species occurs from Ethiopia and Somalia south to northern parts of South Africa and the northern and eastern parts of Botswana. The apparent range disjunctions in parts of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya might be artefacts of poor sampling. It is likely that the northeastern African populations (from northern Tanzania northwards) and the southern African populations (from Zambia southwards) belong to separate species, with true Amietophrynus garmani occurring in northeastern Africa. The association of the recently reported population from western Tanzania (Gardner et al. 2007) to either of these northeastern and southern populations needs to be determined. The distributional boundary between this species and Amietophrynus poweri in southern Africa is very unclear, and they might not be separate species. In northeastern Africa it occurs from sea level up to 2,000 m asl.