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Boophis xerophilus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MANTELLIDAE

Scientific Name: Boophis xerophilus
Species Authority: Glaw and Vences, 1997

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Frank Glaw, Miguel Vences
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 has been recently described from Kirindy Forest in central-western Madagascar. It also occurs in the Réserve Naturelle Privée de Berenty in extreme south-eastern Madagascar. It might have a more extensive range than is currently known, possibly occurring between these two sites. It has only been recorded at very low altitudes, below 100m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally common at Kirindy, but there is only one specimen known from Berenty.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species lives in dry tropical woods and forest, and has not been found in cleared areas. It breeds in temporary pools.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Réserve Naturelle Privée de Berenty and in Parc National de Kirindy-Mitea.
Citation: Frank Glaw, Miguel Vences 2004. Boophis xerophilus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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