Phrynobatrachus taiensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Phrynobatrachidae

Scientific Name: Phrynobatrachus taiensis Perret, 1988
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (27 January 2014). New York, USA. Available at: (Accessed: 27 January 2014).
Taxonomic Notes: This species' taxonomic status is unclear (Rödel pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2013-09-19
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Garcia Moreno, J. & Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Rödel , M.-O.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from its type locality, Tai Forest, in south-western Côte d’Ivoire.
Countries occurrence:
Côte d'Ivoire
Additional data:
Number of Locations:1
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Population [top]

Population:It has not been found since it was originally collected in 1975. Over 30,000 frogs have been checked in the type locality in recent years, without recording this species, so it is either extremely rare, or not a valid species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is believed to be a lowland rainforest species that presumably lives in similar habitats to those of most other members of the genus, and that probably also breeds in water.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no information on the use or trade of this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no direct information on threats to this species, but if it is a forest-dependent species, it is presumably adversely affected by the loss of forest habitat for agricultural development, logging and human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Taï National Park. Further work is required to resolve its taxonomic validity.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2014. Phrynobatrachus taiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T58144A18396222. . Downloaded on 23 March 2018.
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