Afrixalus paradorsalis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYPEROLIIDAE

Scientific Name: Afrixalus paradorsalis
Species Authority: Perret, 1960

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-06-24
Assessor/s: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer/s: Stuart, S.N.
Contributor/s: Schiøtz, A., Amiet, J.-L. & Drewes, R.
Facilitator/s: Morris, E.J.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs from southeastern Nigeria east of the Cross River, through southwestern and southern Cameroon and mainland Equatorial Guinea to central Gabon. It also occurs on the island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea). It presumably occurs in southwestern Central African Republic and northern Congo, but there are not yet any records from these countries. Although there are no records from Congo, the species' distribution on the map does include northwestern Congo.
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Nigeria
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of secondary forest and heavily degraded former forest (farm bush) in the forest zone (and only rarely in undisturbed forest), often occurring in marshy areas. The eggs are laid on leaves over temporary and permanent pools, into which the tadpoles fall and develop.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is an adaptable species that is unlikely to be facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas.

Bibliography [top]

Amiet, J.-L. 1975. Ecologie et distribution des amphibiens anoures de la region de Nkongsamba (Cameroun). Annales de la Faculté des Sciences du Yaoundé: 33-107.

Amiet, J.-L. 1986. La Batrachofaune sylvicole d'un secteur forestier du Cameroun: la région de Yaounde. Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle: 29-42.

Amiet, J.-L. 1991. Images d'amphibiens camerounais. IV. Les constructeurs de nids. Alytes: 71-77.

De la Riva, I. 1994. Anfibios anuros del Parque Nacional de Monte Alen, Rio Muni, Guinea Ecuatorial. Revista Espanola de Herpetologia: 123-139.

Frétey, T. and Blanc, C.P. 2000. Liste des Amphibiens d'Afrique Centrale. ADIE, Libreville, Gabon.

Frétey, T. and Blanc, C.P. 2001. Inventaire systématique des Amphibiens Anoures du centre du Gabon. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France: 375-390.

Frétey, T. and Dewynter, M. 1998. Amphibiens anoures de la Foret des Abeilles (Gabon). Journal of African Zoology: 171-184.

Herrmann, H.-W., Böhme, W., Herrmann, P.A., Plath, M., Schmitz, A. and Solbach, M. 2005. African Biodiversity Hotspots: the amphibians of Mt. Nlonako, Cameroon. Salamandra 41(1/2): 61-81.

IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.2). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 13 November 2013).

Lasso, C.A., Rial, A.I., Castroviejo, J. and De La Riva, I. 2002. Herpetofauna del Parque Nacional de Monte Alen (Rio Muni, Guinea Ecuatorial). Graellsia: 21-34.

Lawson, D.P. 1993. The reptiles and amphibians of the Korup National Park Project, Cameroon. Herpetological Natural History: 27-90.

Lötters, S., Gossmann, V., Obame, F. and Böhme, W. 2001. Zur Herpetofauna Gabuns, Teil I: Einleitung, Untersuchungsgebiet und Methodik, kommentierte Artenliste der gefundenen Froschlurche. Herpetofauna: 19-34.

Mertens, R. 1965. Die Amphibien von Fernando Poo. Bonner Zoologische Beiträege: 14-29.

Perret, J.-L. 1960. Batraciens du genre Afrixalus du Cameroun. Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr.: 365-374.

Perret, J.-L. 1966. Les Amphibiens du Cameroun. Zoologische Jahrbuecher fuer Systematik: 289-464.

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

Schiøtz, A. 1967. The treefrogs (Rhacophoridae) of West Africa. Spolia Zoologica Musei Hauniensi 25: 1-346.

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

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Afrixalus paradorsalis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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