|Scope: Global & Pan-Africa|
|Scientific Name:||Africocypha centripunctata (Gambles, 1975)|
Chlorocypha centripunctata Gambles, 1975
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Schorr, M. and Paulson, D. 2014. World Odonata List. Tacoma, Washington, USA Available at: http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/slater-museum/biodiversity-resources/dragonflies/world-odonata-list2/. (Accessed: 17 February 2014).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Clausnitzer, V. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.|
|Reviewer(s):||Kipping, J., Meziere, N.M. & Suhling, F.|
Overall, the species is known from 15 records at four locations; two of these are considered under threat, whilst the other two are not. The species is assessed as Endangered (B1ab(iii), B2ab(iii)) due to the restricted area of occupancy (24 km²), being present in just four locations and an ongoing decline in habitat area and quality. The locality in Nigeria needs a survey, since the records are more than 50 years old. The given locality "Obudu" refers most likely to the Obudu Plateau.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||The species has been recorded from a few locations in Cameroon (Mt Kupe and Bakossi Mts (Kodmin/Kumin) in adjacent SW Cameroon, and Baba II Forest near Babenda (Dijkstra pers. comm.)). The species is also known from the Obudu Plateau of SE Nigeria (type locality), but these records are from 1961 and 1962 and surveys are needed to see, whether the population is still extant.|
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|Population:||No information available.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Rocky submontane (above 700 m Asl) rainforest streams.|
|Major Threat(s):||The specific threats to the species in the highlands of Cameroon are unknown but forest destruction (selective logging and for agricultural expansion) is believed to be potential threat.|
|Conservation Actions:||No conservation measures known but information on taxonomy, population ecology, habitat status and population trends would be valuable.|
Gambles, R.M. 1975. A new species of Chlorocypha Fraser, 1928 (Odonata: Chlorocyphidae) from Nigeria, and some new or little-known Nigerian subspecies of forms better known from the Cameroons. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 111: 105-121.
IUCN. 2018. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2018-1. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 28 June 2018).
Vick, G.S. 1999. A checklist of the Odonata of the South-West province of Cameroon, with the description of Phyllogomphus corbetae spec. nov. (Anisoptera: Gomphidae). Odonatologica 28(3): 219-256.
|Citation:||Clausnitzer, V. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2018. Africocypha centripunctata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T169202A75106103.Downloaded on 25 September 2018.|
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