|Scientific Name:||Probreviceps uluguruensis (Loveridge, 1925)|
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Poynton, J., Howell, K., Menegon, M. & Loader, S.|
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is estimated to be approximately 444 km2, it is estimated to occur in two threat-defined locations, and there is a continuing decline of its habitat in the Eastern Arc of Tanzania.
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|Range Description:||This species is known only from the upper elevations (1,800-2,500 m asl) of the Uluguru Mountains in eastern Tanzania. It is unlikely to occur more widely (S. Loader pers. comm. June 2012). Taking range as a proxy for extent of occurrence (EOO), this is estimated to be 444 km2. It is estimated to occur from two threat-defined locations, Uluguru North and Uluguru South (S. Loader pers. comm. June 2012).|
Native:Tanzania, United Republic of
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|Population:||It is a locally relatively common species (S. Loader pers. comm. June 2012). Its population is not considered to be severely fragmented.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a species of montane grassland which also occurs marginally in montane forest, where it lives on the ground and is semi-fossorial. It tolerates marginally disturbed habitats (S. Loader and K. Howell pers. comm. June 2012). The eggs are deposited under grass tufts in burrows where they breed by direct development without a larval stage (S. Loader pers. comm. June 2012).|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Use and Trade:||There are no reports of this species being utilized.|
|Major Threat(s):||It is very likely to be adversely affected by ongoing forest loss, especially due to subsistence small-scale agriculture, and pole cutting and logging (S. Loader pers. comm. June 2012). Montane grasslands are susceptible to human-induced fires and this species could therefore be affected (K. Howell pers. comm. June 2012).|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in the Uluguru Nature Reserve. Although this reserve is relatively well protected in comparison to other protected areas in the region, there is still a need for increased protection and improved management (S. Loader pers. comm. June 2012). More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status and natural history.|
Barbour, T. and Loveridge, A. 1928. A comparative study of the herpetological faunae of the Usambara and Uluguru Mountains, Tanganyika Territory, with descriptions of new species. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology: 87-265.
Channing, A. and Howell, K.M. 2006. Amphibians of East Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
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. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.2). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 13 November 2013).
Loader, S.P., Channing, A., Menegon, M. and Davenport, T.R.B. 2006. A new species of Probreviceps (Amphibia: Anura) from the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. Zootaxa 1237: 45-60.
Mkonyi, F.J., Ngalason, W., Msuya, C.A., Howell, K.M. and Channing, A. 2004. Probreviceps loveridgei, P. uluguruensis, and P. macrodactylus. Advertisement calls. Herpetological Review 35: 261-262.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2013. Probreviceps uluguruensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T57983A16935312.Downloaded on 19 September 2018.|
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