Amnirana fonensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ranidae

Scientific Name: Amnirana fonensis
Species Authority: Rödel & Bangoura, 2004
Amnirana fonensis Rödel and Bangoura, 2004
Hylarana fonensis (Rödel & Bangoura, 2004)
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: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Mark-Oliver Rödel, M.A. Bangoura
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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.
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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.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

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.

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.).

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Mark-Oliver Rödel, M.A. Bangoura. 2006. Amnirana fonensis. (errata version published in 2016) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61861A89361481. . Downloaded on 24 August 2017.
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