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Ptychadena pujoli

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA PTYCHADENIDAE

Scientific Name: Ptychadena pujoli
Species Authority: Lamotte and Ohler, 1997
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously mistakenly assigned to Ptychadena bibroni (see Lamotte and Ohler 1997).

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): Ohler, A. & Rödel , M.-O.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
History:
2004 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species from hilly areas in west Africa is known from Sukurela in Sierra Leone, Macenta and Seredou in Guinea, and Mount Nimba in Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire.
Countries:
Native:
Côte d'Ivoire; Guinea; Liberia; Sierra Leone
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Population [top]

Population: There is very little information regarding its population status. It was described from museum specimens collected many years previously, and since it was described it has not yet been related to any species in the wild, though it appears to be taxonomically valid (Rödel pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Very little is known about its habitat and ecological requirements. It has been collected in swamps in savannah and grassland, so it might not be a forest-dependent species. If it is similar to other members of its genus, it probably breeds in temporary pools.
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): The threats to this species are not known. If it is correct that this is not a forest-dependent species, it might not be facing any serious threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It presumably occurs in the Mount Nimba World Heritage Site. Research is needed into the population status, ecology, use and trade, and threats to this species.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Ptychadena pujoli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 November 2014.
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