Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon
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IUCN (Red List) status: Data Deficient (DD).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
This species is known only from two localities in south-western Cameroon: Makamunu Assumbo in Mamfe Division, and Ndikinimeki. It presumably occurs between these two localities, and also more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
There is no information on its habitat and ecological preferences. It presumably lives in the soil in lowland rainforest. It is oviparous, probably with direct development of its eggs.
The population status of this species is unknown.
No information is available; especially since its adaptability to habitat change is unknown.
Further taxonomic work is required to determine whether or not the specimens from the two known localities refer to the same species.
It is not clear that the specimens from the two known localities refer to the same species.
Simon Loader, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Idiocranium russeli. In: IUCN 2012