Amnirana occidentalis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ranidae

Scientific Name: Amnirana occidentalis (Perret, 1960)
Common Name(s):
English Ivory Coast Frog
Amnirana occidentalis (Perret, 1960)
Hylarana occidentalis (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:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Mark-Oliver Rödel
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Endangered because its Area of Occupancy is probably less than 500km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and the extent and quality of its forest habitat in West Africa is declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from several records in West Africa: southern Guinea (Mount Nimba and Ziama Forest); northern Liberia (Mount Nimba); south-western Côte d'Ivoire (Haute Dodo Classified Forest and Taï National Park); and south-western Ghana (Kakoum National Park, Boi Tano Forest Reserve and the Ankasa Conservation Area). Perret (1977) noted its presence in Nigeria, but no localities were given in Perret (1983), so its occurrence in Nigeria requires confirmation.
Countries occurrence:
Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia
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Population [top]

Population:It is a very rare species, and is rarely encountered.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits lowland forest, and is known only from undisturbed primary forest. It presumably breeds in temporary pools.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to the species is habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture, logging, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in a number of protected areas, including Taï National Park (Côte d'Ivoire), Mount Nimba World Heritage Site (Guinea and Liberia), Kakoum National Park (Ghana), Boi Tano Forest Reserve (Ghana) and the Ankasa Conservation Area (ACA), a twin wildlife protected area comprising Nini-Suhien National Park (166km²) to the north and the Ankasa Forest Reserve (343km²) to the south (Ghana).

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Mark-Oliver Rödel. 2004. Amnirana occidentalis (errata version published in 2016). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58200A89362492. . Downloaded on 23 June 2018.
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