Arthroleptis pyrrhoscelis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Arthroleptis pyrrhoscelis
Species Authority: Laurent, 1952
Taxonomic Notes: There are major taxonomic problems with the genus Arthroleptis through much of Africa. In many cases, the available names can be referred only to museum specimens, not to animals in the field. This is because the identification of these species frequently depends more on their vocalizations than their morphology.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Robert Drewes
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, but the species lives in a habitat that is probably not very seriously threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the Itombwe and Kabobo Highlands in southern Kivu Province, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The type locality is at 1,900-2,000m asl.
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

Population: It is said to be common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of montane grasslands that presumably breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no direct information on threats to the species, but it is not likely to be seriously threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Robert Drewes 2004. Arthroleptis pyrrhoscelis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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