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Leptodactylodon boulengeri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA ARTHROLEPTIDAE

Scientific Name: Leptodactylodon boulengeri
Species Authority: Nieden, 1910
Synonym/s:
Leptodactylodon bamilekianus Amiet, 1971

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Jean-Louis Amiet
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is known from fewer than ten locations, and the quality and extent of its habitat in western Cameroon is declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the mountains of western Cameroon. There are records from Banyo (near Batie), Petit Diboum, Mount Bana, Foto, Mbakang, Mount Nlonako and Bafut, with an isolated population to the east on Mount Ngorro. It probably also occurs in the western section of the Adamawa Plateau, and perhaps also in Nigeria. It ranges from 800-1,450m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in degraded forest, dense bush and raffia palm verges along swamps bordering rocky streams. Breeding takes place in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although it can tolerate some habitat disturbance, it is probably threatened by habitat loss and degradation due to smallholder farming activities and subsistence wood extraction throughout its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known to occur in any protected areas. There is a need for improved habitat protection at sites at which this species is known to occur.
Citation: Jean-Louis Amiet 2004. Leptodactylodon boulengeri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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