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Churamiti maridadi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA BUFONIDAE

Scientific Name: Churamiti maridadi
Species Authority: Channing & Stanley, 2002

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Kim Howell, Alan Channing
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the Ukaguru Mountains.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the Ukaguru Mountains in eastern Tanzania. The only specimens were collected at 1,840m asl. It has not been found in other, better-surveyed parts of the Eastern Arc mountain chain.
Countries:
Native:
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Only two female specimens are known.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The only specimens were collected in dry montane forest. The large toe pads suggest that it is arboreal. Its breeding is unknown, but the presence of large numbers of pigmented eggs in the only known specimens suggests that it is neither a live-bearer, nor a direct developer.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The forests in the Ukaguru Mountains are poorly protected, and threatened by agricultural encroachment and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in the Mamiwa-Kisara Forest Reserve. Further survey work is required to determine the biology and population status and trends of this species and the limits of its range.

Citation: Kim Howell, Alan Channing 2004. Churamiti maridadi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 September 2014.
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