|Scientific Name:||Acanthothericles bicoloripes|
|Species Authority:||Descamps, 1977|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Willemse, L.P.M. & Bushell, M.|
Acanthothericles bicoloripes is only known from one location (Morogoro, Tanzania), where the species has not been recorded since 1939 (Descamps 1977). Due to its small range and the ongoing loss of its habitat caused by deforestation, it is assessed as Critically Endangered. The species is possibly extinct as no recent records exist despite some research in the area.
|Date last seen:||1939|
|Range Description:||Acanthothericles bicoloripes is only known from its type locality (Morogoro, Tanzania), where the species has been collected in 1939.|
Native:Tanzania, United Republic of
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
No data on population sizes or trends exist.
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The habitat of Acanthothericles bicoloripes has not been studied in detail. However, the type locality lies in a zone of lowland and submontane rainforest. Its sister species has been found in the same region (Uluguru Mountains), but at higher elevations.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threat to this species is the ongoing deforestation in the area caused by conversion to agricultural land use.|
No specific conservation measures are in place for this species.
|Citation:||Hochkirch, A. 2014. Acanthothericles bicoloripes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T19674914A19681625.Downloaded on 23 May 2017.|
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