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Amnirana longipes
family: Ranidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from western and central Cameroon on the Bamiléké and Adamawa Plateaus, generally above 1,000m asl. There are records from Bangwa, Ibong, Ndom, Banen, Bagam, Ngaoundere, Tibati, Mount Nganha, and Mayo Darle.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in the submontane zone along water courses bordered by gallery forest. It also occurs at lower elevations in forest outliers. Males sing in chorus in flooded areas in gallery forest, and tadpoles have been found in pools in small streams.

Population

There is no information on its population status.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

It is adversely affected by the loss of forest habitat for agriculture (crops and livestock grazing), logging, and human settlements.

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas. There is a need for improved protection of montane forest habitat at sites where this species is known to occur.

Taxonomic Notes

J.-L. Amiet (pers. comm.) considers this to be a high-altitude savannah form of Hylarana albolbris, since there is a gradual transition between the two forms, and there are no call differences.

Citation

Jean-Louis Amiet 2004. Hylarana longipes. In: IUCN 2014

 

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