Amietophrynus taiensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Amietophrynus taiensis
Species Authority: (Rödel & Ernst, 2000)
Common Name(s):
English Tai Toad
Bufo amieti Tandy and Perret, 2000
Bufo taiensis Rödel and Ernst, 2000

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Mark-Oliver Rödel, Jean-Luc Perret, Mills Tandy
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Area of Occupancy is probably less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single sub-population, and the extent of its forest habitat in southwestern Cote d'Ivoire is declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species in known only from south-western Côte d'Ivoire. It possibly occurs in adjacent Liberia.
Côte d'Ivoire
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Population [top]

Population: It is clearly a very rare species, and is known from only four specimens in an area that has been thoroughly surveyed.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is known only from primary rainforest. There is no information on its breeding, but if like B. tuberosus, then breeding is likely to take place in small forest streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is ongoing forest loss in south-western Côte d'Ivoire, due to agriculture, timber extraction, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species has been recorded from Taï National Park. Further survey work is required to determine the biology and population status and trends of this species, as well as the limits of its distribution range.

Citation: Mark-Oliver Rödel, Jean-Luc Perret, Mills Tandy 2004. Amietophrynus taiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 24 May 2015.
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