Odorrana aureola 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ranidae

Scientific Name: Odorrana aureola
Species Authority: Stuart, Chuaynkern, Chan-ard & Inger, 2006
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Bryan Stuart, Yodchaiy Chuaynkern
Reviewer(s): Simon Stuart, Neil Cox
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is currently known only from Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary and Phu Kradueng National Park in Loei Province, northern Thailand, at 1,100 to 1,500m asl (Stuart et al., 2006). It might be found to occur a little more widely, but surveys in nearby Laos have not located it (B.L. Stuart pers. comm.). However, specimens from new localities in Thailand, that are probably this species, are currently being examined (Y. Chuaynkern, pers. comm.).
Countries occurrence:
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1100
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1500
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Population [top]

Population: It can be a locally abundant species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species has been found at night in intact hilly evergreen forest on boulders, rock outcrops and fallen trees within a few metres of swift, rocky streams and cascades, and in one case a slow stream (Stuart et al., 2006). It presumably breeds in streams by larval development. It probably cannot adapt to anthropogenic habitats (B.L. Stuart pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information is currently available on threats to this species. All records so far are from protected areas.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary and Phu Kradueng National Park (Stuart et al., 2006). Surveys are needed to determine its geographic distribution, adundance, ecological requirements, threats and conservation needs.

Citation: Bryan Stuart, Yodchaiy Chuaynkern. 2008. Odorrana aureola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135831A4208308. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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