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Hylarana fonensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RANIDAE

Scientific Name: Hylarana fonensis
Species Authority: (Rödel & Bangoura, 2004)
Synonym(s):
Amnirana fonensis Rödel and Bangoura, 2004

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Mark-Oliver Rödel, M.A. Bangoura
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is currently known from two localities in the Simandou Range of south-eastern Guinea: from the type locality close to the village of Morigbadougou, on Dofa River on the north-eastern flank of the Pic de Fon mountain peak; and from Tiyeko near Traorela, a village to the north-west of Pic de Fon, in Parc National du Haut Niger.
Countries:
Native:
Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: There is no detailed information available about the population status of this species, but it appears to be rare or restricted to specific primary habitats.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It has been recorded close to rivers in gallery forests at the type locality. There is no habitat information known from the second locality, but it presumably lives in the forest habitats within the park. This species is not believed to be tolerant of habitat degradation. It is presumably a larval developing species, like other members of the genus.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are various threats to this species. In the Simandou Range, remaining habitat is fragmented into small patches, and logging to clear land for agriculture as well as for commercial purposes is a major threat, as are bushfires. The type locality is heavily threatened by open cast mining.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The two localities for this species are in the Forêt Classée du Pic de Fon (although this does not protect against mining) and Parc National du Haut Niger, although a recent survey here did not record this species (Rödel pers. comm.).

Citation: Mark-Oliver Rödel, M.A. Bangoura 2006. Hylarana fonensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.
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