Pyxicephalus cordofanus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Pyxicephalidae

Scientific Name: Pyxicephalus cordofanus
Species Authority: Steindachner, 1867
Pyxicephalus cordofana (Steindachner, 1867).
Rana cordofana (Steindachner, 1867)
Taxonomic Notes: This is a nomen dubium, and this taxon cannot be related to any known species in the wild.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Sherif Baha El Din
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, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This taxon is known only from the non-specific type locality of "Cordofan", which is in modern-day Sudan, and not in Egypt (Baha El Din pers. comm.).
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: Its population is not known.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is presumably an aquatic species that breeds by larval development.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species occurs in protected areas.

Classifications [top]

5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.7. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha)
suitability: Unknown  
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.8. Wetlands (inland) - Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha)
suitability: Unknown  
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

Bibliography [top]

Häupl, M. and Tiedemann, F. 1978. Typenkatalog der Herpetologischen Sammlung. Amphibia. Kataloge der wissenschaftlichen Sammlungen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien: 34pp.

Häupl, M., Tiedemann, F. and Grillitsch, H. 1994. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung nach dem Stand vom 1. Jänner 1994.

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

Citation: Sherif Baha El Din. 2004. Pyxicephalus cordofanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58579A11788047. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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