Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hyperoliidae

Scientific Name: Afrixalus schneideri
Species Authority: (Boettger, 1899)
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.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Arne Schiøtz, Jean-Louis Amiet
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality, Bonamandune, near the city of Douala, in Cameroon. It is possible that it is not a valid species.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

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. There have been no records since its discovery, despite extensive herpetological work in the area.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is no information on its habitat and ecological requirements.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas.

Classifications [top]

0. Root -> 18. Unknown
suitability: Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Research -> 1.1. Taxonomy
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology
3. Monitoring -> 3.1. Population trends

Bibliography [top]

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

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.

Citation: Arne Schiøtz, Jean-Louis Amiet. 2004. Afrixalus schneideri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56076A11406928. . Downloaded on 08 October 2015.
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