AmphibiaWeb - Afrixalus schneideri


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Afrixalus schneideri (Boettger, 1889)
family: Hyperoliidae
genus: Afrixalus
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Data Deficient (DD)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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It is not clear whether this is a valid species. Although Perret (1960; 1976) was convinced of the species validity on the basis of the type specimen's morphology, Schi√łtz believes (IUCN 2006, citing pers. comm.) that the type specimen is likely to be a variant of Afrixalus paradorsalis.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon


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This species is known only from a single specimen collected from Bonamandune, near what is now the city of Douala, in Cameroon.

Trends and Threats
The area where this species was discovered is now part of a large city, Douala. The habitat has been urbanized and there have been no records of this species since it was described by Boettger (1889). It is possibly extinct, if it is in fact a valid species (IUCN 2006).

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss


Boettger, O. (1889). ''Herpetologische Miscellen.'' Berichte der senckenbergischen naturforschenden Gesellschaft, 20, 267-316.

IUCN, Conservation International, and NatureServe. (2006). Global Amphibian Assessment: Afrixalus schneideri. Accessed on 28 September 2008.

Originally submitted by: Kellie Whittaker (first posted 2008-09-28)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-28)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Afrixalus schneideri <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 2, 2024.

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