|Scientific Name:||Afrixalus schneideri (Boettger, 1899)|
Megalixalus schneideri Boettger, 1889
|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: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Perret (1960; 1976) considers this to be an unmistakeable species on the basis of its morphology. However, Schiøtz (pers. comm.) considers that the type (and only) specimen is probably an aberrant Afrixalus paradorsalis.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Schiøtz, A., Amiet, J.-L. & Rödel , M.-O.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Morris, E.J., Hobin, L.|
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity and lack of information on distribution, ecology, life history and threats.
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|Range Description:||This species is known only from the type locality, Bonamandune, near the city of Douala in Cameroon. Its elevational range is unknown. It is possible that it is not a valid species.|
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|Population:||If it is a valid species, it is possibly extinct following the very extensive habitat destruction that has taken place around the city of Douala (Amiet 2009). There have been no records since its discovery, despite extensive herpetological work in the area.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||There is no information on its habitat and ecological requirements. It presumably has a free-living, aquatic larval stage like other members of the genus. Amiet (2012) reported a record of a call from a species that could not be identified, that could possibly belong to this species.|
|Use and Trade:||There is no information on the use or trade of this species.|
|Major Threat(s):||There is no information on specific threats to this species, although the only area from which it has been found is now a large city.|
This species is not known from any protected areas.
This species has not been found in the wild for some time, therefore research into its population and distribution is required. Its taxonomic validity has also been questioned, so research in this area is required.
Amiet, J.-L. 2009. Observations sur les Afrixalus du Cameroun (Amphibia, Anura, Hyperoliidae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 116: 53-92.
Amiet, J.-L. 2012. Les Rainettes du Cameroun (Amphibiens Anoures). La Nef des Livres, Saint-Nazaire, France.
IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-2. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 14 September 2017).
Perret, J.-L. 1960. Batraciens du genre Afrixalus du Cameroun. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines. Tervuren 61: 365-374.
Perret, J.-L. 1966. Les Amphibiens du Cameroun. Zoologische Jahrbuecher fuer Systematik 8: 289-464.
Perret, J.-L. 1976. Identite de quelques Afrixalus (Amphibia, Salienta, Hyperoliidae). Bulletin de la Societe Neuchateloise des Sciences Naturelles 99: 19-28.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2017. Afrixalus schneideri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T56076A18370244.Downloaded on 15 December 2017.|