|Scientific Name:||Sclerophrys vittata (Boulenger, 1906)|
Amietophrynus vittatus (Boulenger, 1906)
Bufo vittatus Boulenger, 1906
|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 is known from Uganda, but there are doubts as to whether or not it extends as far north as Egypt. Specimens from Egypt have been separated as Sclerophrys kassasii, but Tandy (pers. comm.) still considers that S. vittatus occurs in Egypt.
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:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Poynton, J., Tandy, M. & Lötters, S.|
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its taxonomic status, extent of occurrence and ecological requirements.
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|Range Description:||This largely unknown species has been recorded only from Uganda, from Lira, south to Entebbe, and south-west to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It is likely to occur more widely. However, a Kenyan record from Katera, south of Mount Kenya, is far outside the expected range, and requires confirmation. Records from Egypt refer to Amietophrynus kassasii. However, M. Tandy (pers. comm.) considers that this species ranges much more widely from Uganda, through the Nile Valley as far north as Egypt.|
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|Population:||There is very little information on its population status.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||There is very little known about its habitat and ecology. It apparently occurs in marshy areas, where it presumably breeds by larval development.|
|Use and Trade:||
There is no information on use and trade of this species.
|Major Threat(s):||There is no information on threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in Bwindi National Park, and possibly in some other protected areas. Research is required on this species' taxonomy, population status and distribution, ecology and threats.|
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Sclerophrys vittata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54796A107352060.Downloaded on 25 September 2017.|
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