Afrixalus upembae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYPEROLIIDAE

Scientific Name: Afrixalus upembae
Species Authority: (Laurent, 1941)
Taxonomic Notes: This species is a member of the still unresolved Afrixalus quadrivittatus complex. It is not yet clear whether or not it will prove to be a valid species, or whether or not it is a synonym of another species within this complex.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Martin Pickersgill, Arne Schiøtz
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from Lower Shaba Province in southern Democratic Republic of Congo, although it might well occur much more widely than this.
Countries:
Native:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

Population: There is no recent information on its population status, but it is presumably abundant, since the type series consists of over 1,000 specimens.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is believed to be a species of moist savannah, presumably breeding in small pools.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no direct information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Upemba National Park.

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.

Laurent, R.F. 1957. Genres Afrixalus et Hyperolius (Amphibia Salienta). Exploration du Parc National de l'Upemba. Mission: 1-47.

Laurent, R.F. 1982. Le genre Afrixalus Laurent (Hyperoliidae) en Afrique Centrale. Annales Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Sciences Zoologiques: 1-58.

Perret, J.-L. 1976. Identite de quelques Afrixalus (Amphibia, Salienta, Hyperoliidae). Bulletin de la Societe Neuchateloise des Sciences Naturelles: 19-28.

Schiøtz, A. 1999. Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.

Citation: Martin Pickersgill, Arne Schiøtz 2004. Afrixalus upembae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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