|Scientific Name:||Afrixalus uluguruensis (Barbour & Loveridge, 1928)|
Megalixalus uluguruensis Barbour & Loveridge, 1928
|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).|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Ongoing taxonomic investigation may demonstrate that there are several taxa associated with this name.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B2ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Reviewer(s):||Angulo, A. & Stuart, S.N.|
|Contributor(s):||Schiøtz, A., Vonesh, J.R., Howell, K., Pickersgill, M., Menegon, M. & Loader, S.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Morris, E.J., Luedtke, J. & Hobin, L.|
Listed as Vulnerable because its area of occupancy is less than 1,268 km2, it occurs in 8 threat-defined locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species occurs in the Livingstone, Mahenge, Udzungwa Scarp, Rubeho, North Uluguru, Nguru, Ukaguru, and Nguu Mountains of Tanzania, representing 8 threat-defined locations. Its altitudinal range is 600-2,200 m asl, its extent of occurrence (EOO) has been estimated as 39,726 km2 and its area of occupancy (AOO) has been estimated 593 km2. There have been a number of new localities added since the new assessments (Livingstone, Mahenge, Rubeho, Nguru); the records from Nguu were incorrectly allocated to Afrixalus dorsimaculatus and have been moved to this species.|
Native:Tanzania, United Republic of
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||It is abundant where it occurs.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a forest-dependent species and does not survive in degraded habitats. It breeds in slow flowing streams, swampy valley bottoms and temporary pools in closed-canopy forest.|
|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):||The main threat is ongoing habitat loss throughout its range due to agricultural encroachment, logging, and expanding human settlements.|
It occurs in Uluguru Nature Reserve, Mkingu Nature Reserve (proposed), Udzungwa National Park and the Uzungwa Scarp Nature Reserve (proposed).
Channing, A. and Howell, K.M. 2006. Amphibians of East Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Drewes, R.C., Altig, R. and Howell, K.M. 1989. Tadpoles of three frog species endemic to the forests of the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. Amphibia-Reptilia: 435-443.
Howell, K.M. 1993. Herpetofauna of the eastern African forests. In: J.C. Lovett and S.K. Wasser (eds), Biogeography and Ecology of the Rain Forests of Eastern Africa, pp. 173-201. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-1. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 30 June 2016).
Pickersgill, M. 2007. Frog Search. Results of Expeditions to Southern and Eastern Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Platts P.J., Burgess N.D., Gereau R.E., Lovett J.C., Marshall A.R., McClean C.J., Pellikka P.K.E., Swetnam R.D., Marchant R. 2011. Delimiting tropical mountain ecoregions for conservation. Environmental Conservation 38(3): 312-324.
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 uluguruensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T56081A16951026.Downloaded on 19 September 2018.|
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