|Scientific Name:||Sclerophrys kerinyagae (Keith, 1968)|
Amietophrynus kerinyagae (Keith, 1968)
Bufo kerinyagae Keith, 1968
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 October 2016). New York, USA Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||This species was under the generic name Amietophrynus but is now treated under Sclerophrys (Frost 2016).
This is an amended assessment created to account for the change in generic name.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Largen, M.J., Tandy, M. & Lötters, S.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and its presumed large population.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species occurs discontinuously at high altitudes from 1,280-3,300 m asl from central Ethiopia (both sides of the Rift Valley), south through the Kenya Highlands (where it occurs widely on both sides of the Rift Valley, and on the floor of the Rift Valley at Lakes Naivasha and Elmenteita), west to Mount Elgon and southeastern Uganda, and south to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater in northern Tanzania.|
Native:Ethiopia; Kenya; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda
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|Population:||It is a common species.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It lives in montane grassland and forest-edge. It breeds in permanent pools, rain-fed temporary pools and flooded fields in montane grassland.|
|Use and Trade:||There are no reports of this species being utilized.|
|Major Threat(s):||The main threat is habitat degradation resulting from human expansion and settlement, with consequent agricultural encroachment, and overgrazing by livestock.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in several protected areas.|
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Sclerophrys kerinyagae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54681A107347258.Downloaded on 19 September 2017.|
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