Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Amietophrynus vittatus
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1906)
Bufo vittatus Boulenger, 1906
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (27 January 2014). New York, USA. Available at: (Accessed: 27 January 2014).
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 Amietophrynus kassasii, but Tandy (pers. comm.) still considers that A. vittatus occurs in Egypt.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2013-09-19
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Angulo, A.
Contributor(s): Poynton, J., Tandy, M. & Lötters, S.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its taxonomic status, extent of occurrence and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

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.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: There is very little information on its population status.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There is no information on use and trade of this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

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. 2014. Amietophrynus vittatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T54796A18368095. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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