Endemic Animals of Zimbabwe








Cave squeaker
Cave squeaker
The cave squeaker is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is endemic to the Chimanimani Mountains in Zimbabwe.
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Cave squeaker
Probreviceps rhodesianus
Probreviceps rhodesianus
Probreviceps rhodesianus is a species of frog in the family Brevicipitidae. At present, it is only known from three localities in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe north of Mutare; it is thus endemic to that country. However, it is possible that its range extends to adjacent Mozambique. This species has many common names: forest rain frog, highland primitive rain frog, highland rain frog, and Zimbabwe big-fingered frog.
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Probreviceps rhodesianus
Inyanga toad
Inyanga toad
The Inyanga toad or Inyangani toad is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is known from the Inyanga Mountains of eastern Zimbabwe at elevations of 2,400–2,560 m asl; it is expected to occur in the adjacent Mozambique but has not been recorded there, probably because of lack of surveys. Originally described as a subspecies of Bufo gariepensis, most recent treatments have treated it as a full species.
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Inyanga toad
Hyperolius rhodesianus
Hyperolius rhodesianus
Hyperolius rhodesianus is a species of frog in the family Hyperoliidae. H. rhodesianus is part of the Hyperolius viridiflavus superspecies, and it remains debated whether it should be considered a distinct species. It is currently known from extreme western Zimbabwe, but it is quite likely that its range extends into the adjacent Zambia and possibly Botswana. Common name Laurent's reed frog has been proposed for it.
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Hyperolius rhodesianus
Zygaspis ferox
Zygaspis ferox
Zygaspis ferox is a worm lizard species in the family Amphisbaenidae. It is endemic to Zimbabwe.
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Zygaspis ferox
Selinda veld rat
Selinda veld rat
The Selinda veld rat or Silinda rock rat is a species of rodent in the family Muridae found in possibly Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.
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Selinda veld rat
Matabeleland mole-rat
Matabeleland mole-rat
The Matabeleland mole-rat, Cryptomys nimrodi, is a species of mole-rat found in Zimbabwe.
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Matabeleland mole-rat