|Scientific Name:||Afrixalus morerei Dubois, 1986|
Afrixalus dabagae Pickersgill, 1992
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (27 January 2014). New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html. (Accessed: 27 January 2014).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Reviewer(s):||Angulo, A. & Stuart, S.N.|
|Contributor(s):||Schiøtz, A., Howell, K., Pickersgill, M. & Loader, S.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Morris, E.J., Luedtke, J. & Measey, J.|
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is estimated to be 9,073 km2, it is known from two threat-defined locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the Udzungwa Mountains.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to the Udzungwa Mountains in southern Tanzania where it is known from two localities: Dabaga and Uzungwa Scarp. However, this is a poorly surveyed area and the species' distribution in these grasslands is poorly understood, so the current range map reflects its likely occurrence throughout this area. It occurs between 1,300 and 2,050 m asl and its extent of ocurrence (EOO) has been estimated as 9,073 km2. This species has two threat-defined locations, one of which is threatened by pine afforestation in the grasslands, and the other is threatened with forest disturbance.|
Native:Tanzania, United Republic of
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||It is moderately abundant in suitable habitats.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a species of marshy areas in open montane grasslands, and from grassy glades in forest/grassland mosaic. It has been found in pastureland, but it is not clear that in can survive in croplands. As with other congeners it is expected to breed by larval development.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||There are no reports of this species being utilized.|
|Major Threat(s):||Its montane grassland habitat is threatened by afforestation, agricultural expansion, fire, and expanding human settlement.|
It is not known from any protected areas.
Channing, A. and Howell, K.M. 2006. Amphibians of East Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Dubois, A. 1985. Miscellaenia nomenclatorica batrachologica (IX). Alytes: 97-100.
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-1. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 30 June 2016).
Pickersgill, M. 1992. A new species of Afrixalus (Amphibia, Anura, Hyperoliidae) from eastern Africa. Steenstrupia: 145-148.
Pickersgill, M. 1995. Afrixalus dabagae Pickersgill, 1992 relegated to synonymy. Journal of Herpetological Association of Africa: 58.
Pickersgill, M. 2007. Frog Search. Results of Expeditions to Southern and Eastern Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Poynton, J.C. 2003. Altitudinal species turnover in southern Tanzania shown by anurans: some zoogeographical considerations. Systematics and Biodiversity 1: 117-126.
Schiøtz, A. 1974. Revision of the genus Afrixalus (Anura) in eastern Africa. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening: 9-18.
Schiøtz, A. 1975. The Treefrogs of Eastern Africa. Steenstrupia, Copenhagen.
Schiøtz, A. 1999. Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Afrixalus morerei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T56070A16950902.Downloaded on 16 January 2018.|