IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

The species has been recorded from West Uganda, north Zambia, north-east Angola, Equatorial Guinea. In West Africa from Old Calabar (south east Nigeria) and has also been recorded from south west Cameroon. Only two records; that from Angola the locality is uncertain, and that for eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is erroneous identification.

It is inferred to be more widespread in central Africa.

In southern Africa, this species is known from north-west Zambia (as D. selysii), upper Zambezi catchment. It is estimated that less than 5% of the global range falls within southern Africa; only seven records are known, all from one locality.

In western Africa, the species is described from Old Calabar (south east Nigeria) and has also been recorded from south-west Cameroon. It is inferred that is more widespread in the forest in this area.


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