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Boophis burgeri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MANTELLIDAE

Scientific Name: Boophis burgeri
Species Authority: Glaw and Vences, 1994
Taxonomic Notes: Unidentified specimens from places other than the type locality might belong to this species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Miguel Vences, Frank Glaw
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species from east-central Madagascar is known with certainty only from a small area around Andasibe. Records from Marojejy, Masoala and Tsaratanana probably belong to an undescribed species. Its recorded altitudinal range is 815-900m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: It is normally considered to be rare, as although it was once found to be common this was only in a very small area.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in rainforest, including old secondary forest close to pristine forest, and breeds in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture, invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Réserve Spéciale d’Analamazaotra, and probably in the nearby Parc National de Mantadia.
Citation: Miguel Vences, Frank Glaw 2004. Boophis burgeri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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