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Amnirana longipes 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ranidae

Scientific Name: Amnirana longipes
Species Authority: (Perret, 1960)
Common Name(s):
English Bamileke Plateau Frog
Synonym(s):
Hylarana longipes (Perret, 1960)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.
Taxonomic Notes: J.-L. Amiet (pers. comm.) considers this to be a high-altitude savannah form of Hylarana albolbris, since there is a gradual transition between the two forms, and there are no call differences.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Jean-Louis Amiet
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable, because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from western and central Cameroon on the Bamiléké and Adamawa Plateaus, generally above 1,000m asl. There are records from Bangwa, Ibong, Ndom, Banen, Bagam, Ngaoundere, Tibati, Mount Nganha, and Mayo Darle.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Cameroon
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on its population status.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in the submontane zone along water courses bordered by gallery forest. It also occurs at lower elevations in forest outliers. Males sing in chorus in flooded areas in gallery forest, and tadpoles have been found in pools in small streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is adversely affected by the loss of forest habitat for agriculture (crops and livestock grazing), logging, and human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known to occur in any protected areas. There is a need for improved protection of montane forest habitat at sites where this species is known to occur.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This species has been moved to the genus Amnirana (previously Hylarana).

Citation: Jean-Louis Amiet. 2004. Amnirana longipes. (errata version published in 2016) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58199A89361968. . Downloaded on 10 December 2016.
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