Amphibians of the Albertine Rift

June 10, 2012, 12:27 pm
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Callixalus pictus, a threatened frog in the Albertine Rift. EOL/Harvard University

There are eighteeen species of amphibians of the Albertine Rift; this number of taxa comprise about 19% of Africa's amphibian species. Again, species are being discovered in this region as surveys take place and these numbers will increase with more survey work. Sixteen species of amphibian are highly threatened.At least 34 amphibians are endemic to the Albertine Rift (AR) with a further three near-endemic. Many of these species have some form of IUCN classification as they are considered threatened or little is known about their distribution.

Family

Species

IUCN Status

AR endemic (AR) or
Near Endemic (NE)

Arthroleptidae

Schoutedenella vercammeni

Data Deficient

AR

Arthroleptidae

Cardioglossa cyaneospila

NT

AR

Arthroleptidae

Schoutedenella hematogaster

VU

AR

Arthroleptidae

Schoutedenella pyrrhoscelis

VU

AR

Bufonidae

Laurentophryne parkeri

Data Deficient

AR

Herpelidae

Boulengerula fischeri

Data Deficient

AR

Hyperoliidae

Hyperolius atrigularis

Data Deficient

AR

Hyperoliidae

Hyperolius ferrugineus

Data Deficient

AR

Hyperoliidae

Hyperolius xenorhinus

Data Deficient

AR

Hyperoliidae

Leptopelis fenestratus

Data Deficient

AR

Hyperoliidae

Leptopelis fiziensis

Data Deficient

AR

Hyperoliidae

Chrysobatrachus cupreonitens

EN

AR

Hyperoliidae

Hyperolius leleupi

EN

AR

Hyperoliidae

Hyperolius leucotaenius

EN

AR

Hyperoliidae

Leptopelis karissimbiensis

NT

AR

Hyperoliidae

Callixalus pictus

VU

AR

Hyperoliidae

Hyperolius castaneus

VU

AR

Hyperoliidae

Hyperolius chrysogaster

VU

AR

Hyperoliidae

Hyperolius frontalis

VU

AR

Hyperoliidae

Afrixalus orophilus

 

AR

Hyperoliidae

Hyperolius discodactylus

 

AR

Hyperoliidae

Leptopelis kivuensis

 

AR

Hyperoliidae

Hyperolius langi

EN

NE

Hyperoliidae

Hyperolius diaphanus

VU

NE

Petropedetidae

Phrynobatrachus sulfureogularis

Data Deficient

AR

Petropedetidae

Phrynobatrachus asper

EN

AR

Petropedetidae

Phrynobatrachus acutirostris

NT

AR

Petropedetidae

Phrynobatrachus dalcqi

NT

AR

Petropedetidae

Phrynobatrachus versicolor

NT

AR

Petropedetidae

Phrynobatrachus bequaerti

VU

AR

Petropedetidae

Phrynobatrachus petropedetoides

 

AR

Petropedetidae

Phrynobatrachus rouxi

Data Deficient

NE

Pipidae

Xenopus ruwenzoriensis

Data Deficient

AR

Pipidae

Xenopus vestitus

VU

AR

Pipidae

Xenopus wittei

VU

AR

Ranidae

Afrana ruwenzorica

EN

AR

Ranidae

Afrana desaegeri

 

AR

 

References

Glossary

Citation

Saundry, P. (2012). Amphibians of the Albertine Rift. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/150032

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