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Hyperolius acutirostris

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYPEROLIIDAE

Scientific Name: Hyperolius acutirostris
Species Authority: Bucholz and Peters, 1875

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Jean-Louis Amiet, Arne Schiøtz
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Near Threatened since although this species is still relatively widely distributed, it depends on areas of undisturbed forest habitat, and so its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat is declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from south-western Cameroon, where it occurs as far east as the Yaounde region. It is generally a lowland species, but it has been found up to 1,300m asl to the north-east of Mount Cameroon.
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon
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Population [top]

Population: In suitable habitats it can be a common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is strictly arboreal, and is confined to mature forest with large trees, with breeding taking place in water in tree holes.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): A major threat to this species is presumed to be ongoing habitat loss for logging, agriculture and human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has not been confirmed from any protected areas.

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