IUCN threat status:

Critically Endangered (CR)


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Range Description

Phyllastrephus leucolepis is a relatively recently described (1985) and obviously very rare species. It is known only from two forest patches 20 km north-west of Zwedru, near Cavalla river, Grand Gedeh County, south-east Liberia (Gatter 1985), in the Upper Guinea rainforest. Despite much fieldwork in Liberia before the civil war, and some since, as well as in adjacent countries, there have been no further records. Targeted searches of the two known sites in July 2010 were unsuccessful (Molubah and Garbo 2010) and an expedition in February-March 2013 also failed to locate the species (Phalan et al. 2013).


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