|Scientific Name:||Sclerophrys poweri (Hewitt, 1935)|
Amietophrynus poweri (Hewitt, 1935)
Bufo poweri Hewitt, 1935
|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:||There is confusion regarding the taxonomy of this species and Amietophrynus garmani (M. Largen, J. Poynton, L. Mazibuko and M. Tandy pers. comm.).
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):||Channing, A., Poynton, J., Minter, L. & Tandy, M.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
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|Range Description:||This species ranges from extreme southern Angola, through the northern two-thirds of Namibia, to Botswana, southward to central South Africa. The eastern limit of its distribution is very uncertain due to confusion with Bufo garmani. It is a low-altitude species.|
Native:Angola; Botswana; Namibia; South Africa
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|Population:||It is a common species, and is often locally abundant.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a denizen of open savannahs, wooded savannahs, thornveldt, river valleys and agricultural areas, breeding in temporary water (vleis, marshes, dams or pans), and sometimes-artificial pools.|
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|Major Threat(s):||It is an adaptable species that is not facing any significant threats.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in many protected areas.|
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Sclerophrys poweri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54736A107349447.Downloaded on 23 October 2017.|
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