Africocypha centripunctata 

Scope: Western Africa
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Chlorocyphidae

Scientific Name: Africocypha centripunctata (Gambles, 1975)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Banded Jewel
Chlorocypha centripunctata Gambles, 1975
Taxonomic Source(s): Schorr, M. and Paulson, D. 2014. World Odonata List. Tacoma, Washington, USA Available at: (Accessed: 17 February 2014).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(ii,iii) (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2006-06-05
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Dijkstra, K.-D.B.
Reviewer(s): Amakye, J.S., Ogbogu, S.S., Tchibozo, S. & Smith, K.
Chlorocypha centripunctata is known from less than six locations (based on major threat of deforestation) spread through three areas, with an extent of occurrence (EOO) of less than 20,000 kmĀ². The forest habitat occupied by this species is expected to deteriorate in the future. Therefore the species is listed as Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Described from the Obudu Plateau, southeast Nigeria and otherwise known only from Mt Kupe and Bakossi Mts (Kodmin/Kumin) in adjacent southwest Cameroon.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Nigeria
Additional data:
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):Yes
Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:5000-20000
Number of Locations:1-5
Lower elevation limit (metres):700
Upper elevation limit (metres):2000
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Population [top]

Population:No information available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Rocky submontane (above 700 m) rainforest streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The specific threats to the species in the Cameroon highlands are unknown but forest destruction (selective logging and for agricultural expansion) is believed to be potential threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2009. Africocypha centripunctata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T169202A6582018. . Downloaded on 17 August 2018.
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