Arthroleptis pyrrhoscelis
family: Arthroleptidae

© 2011 Eli Greenbaum (1 of 3)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Congo, the Democratic Republic of the


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This species is found in the Itombwe and Kabobo Highlands, southern Kivu Province, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The type locality is montane grassland at 1,900-2,000 m asl (Stuart et al. 2008).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Presumably breeds by direct development, like other members of the genus (Stuart et al. 2008).

Trends and Threats
The population trend is unknown (Stuart et al. 2008). It is considered Near Threatened by IUCN due to its restricted range (Stuart et al. 2008). It was rediscovered in the Itombwe Highlands by an expedition in 2011, led by Eli Greenbaum of University of Texas El Paso. It is not known to occur in any protected areas (Stuart et al. 2008).

Described by Laurent (1952).


Laurent, R.F. (1952). ''Reptiles et batraciens nouveaux du massif du Mont Kabobo et du plateau des Marungu.'' Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines, 46, 18-34.

Stuart, S., Hoffmann, M., Chanson, J., Cox, N., Berridge, R., Ramani, P., Young, B. (eds) (2008). Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Edicions, IUCN, and Conservation International, Barcelona, Spain; Gland, Switzerland; and Arlington, Virginia, USA.

Written by Kellie Whittaker (kwhittaker AT, UC Berkeley
First submitted 2011-05-23
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2011-05-23)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2011 Arthroleptis pyrrhoscelis <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 18, 2019.

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