Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ptychadenidae

Scientific Name: Ptychadena keilingi
Species Authority: (Monard, 1937)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-07-05
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Channing, A. & Poynton, J.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and its presumed large population.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species ranges from northeastern and eastern Angola to northwestern Zambia, and adjacent southern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Countries occurrence:
Angola (Angola); Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species; it is a very poorly known species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of humid savannah woodlands that has been found in dambos and flooded grassland, where it presumably breeds. The males call from damp ground in the open. Its adaptability to altered habitats is not known.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is widely distributed in a region of low human impact, and so it is unlikely to be significantly threatened, except in local situations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas, although it might occur in some.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2013. Ptychadena keilingi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58506A18400195. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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