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Leptopelis oryi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA ARTHROLEPTIDAE

Scientific Name: Leptopelis oryi
Species Authority: Inger, 1968
Taxonomic Notes: This species is closely related to Leptopelis nordequatorialis and L. anchietae (Perret 1976).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-06-17
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Schiøtz, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern because, although it is seldom recorded, it probably has a relatively wide distribution, it is probably tolerant of a broad range of habitats and it has a presumed large population.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from just two localities: Garamba National Park in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo; and savannah near Budongo Forest in western Uganda. It presumably occurs more widely, in particular in the area between these two locations. There appear to be no recent records, presumably due to the lack of herpetological work within its range.
Countries:
Native:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: There is very little information, but it is reasonably abundant where it has been found.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of dense, humid savannah with tall grass and scattered bushes. The males sit high up in grass or on branches during the wet season. In the dry season they are found buried in soil, and under rocks. Its breeding is unknown, though it presumably lays eggs in a nest on the ground near water.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is little information, but it is likely to be an adaptable species, and it occurs in a region of limited human impact.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Garamba National Park.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Leptopelis oryi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 August 2014.
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