Pelophryne linanitensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Pelophryne linanitensis
Species Authority: Das, 2008

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2009-04-10
Assessor(s): Das, I. & Angulo, A.
Reviewer(s): Hoffmann, M. & Cox, N.
Listed as Critically Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 100 kmĀ², all individuals are in a single location, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the Gunung Murud area due to logging activities.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from the summit of Batu Linanit, Gunung Murud, Sarawak, East Malaysia (northwestern Borneo), at 2,250 m asl (Das 2008). It is likely a summit specialist, known from an area smaller than 1 km2 (I. Das pers. comm. 2009).
Countries occurrence:
Malaysia (Sarawak)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):2250
Upper elevation limit (metres):2250
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Population [top]

Population:It is considered to be a locally common species (I. Das pers. comm. 2009).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs in rhododendron forests. Individuals have been found at night, up to 15 cm above the forest substrate, at the edge of forest trails on exposed, wind-swept slopes. The tadpole is unknown, but the species is suspected to breed in pitchers of Nepenthes plants (Das 2008).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Even though this species' type locality is within the proposed Pulong Tau National Park, it is subject to both subsistence and commercial logging. Clear-felling is also happening within parts of the proposed Park, although the type locality lies just outside the range of commercial hardwoods (I. Das pers. comm. 2009).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs within the realm of a proposed protected area, Pulong Tau National Park (I. Das pers. comm. 2009). Enforcement of the park's boundaries is needed to address logging issues within the park.

Citation: Das, I. & Angulo, A. 2009. Pelophryne linanitensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T159223A5320745. . Downloaded on 22 October 2016.
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