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Afrixalus schneideri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYPEROLIIDAE

Scientific Name: Afrixalus schneideri
Species Authority: (Boettger, 1899)
Taxonomic Notes: Perret (1960; 1976) considers this to be an unmistakeable species on the basis of its morphology. However, Schiøtz (pers. comm.) considers that the type (and only) specimen is probably an aberrant Afrixalus paradorsalis.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Arne Schiøtz, Jean-Louis Amiet
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality, Bonamandune, near the city of Douala, in Cameroon. It is possible that it is not a valid species.
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon
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Population [top]

Population: If it is a valid species, it is possibly extinct following the very extensive habitat destruction that has taken place around the city of Douala. There have been no records since its discovery, despite extensive herpetological work in the area.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is no information on its habitat and ecological requirements.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on specific threats to this species, although the only area from which it has been found is now a large city.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Arne Schiøtz, Jean-Louis Amiet 2004. Afrixalus schneideri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 August 2014.
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