Amietophrynus taiensis

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Amietophrynus taiensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Amietophrynus
Species: A. taiensis
Binomial name
Amietophrynus taiensis
(Rödel and Ernst, 2000)
Synonyms

Bufo taiensis Rödel and Ernst, 2000
Bufo amieti Tandy and Perret, 2000

Amietophrynus taiensis is a species of toad endemic to Côte d'Ivoire. It is only known from the Taï National Park, although it is likely that its range extends to the adjacent Liberia.[2]

It is listed as a Endangered species due to a restricted range of probably less than 10 km². All individuals surveyed are in a single sub-population. Major threats to this species exist because of ongoing forest loss in south-western Côte d'Ivoire, due to agriculture, timber extraction, and human settlement. Further work is required to determine its natural history, population distribution, range limits, and population status.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mark-Oliver Rödel; Jean-Luc Perret; Mills Tandy (2004). "Amietophrynus taiensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Amietophrynus taiensis (Rödel and Ernst, 2000)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 25 October 2015.