Platymantis banahao 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ceratobatrachidae

Scientific Name: Platymantis banahao
Species Authority: Brown, Alcala, Diesmos and Alcala, 1997

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Arvin Diesmos, Angel Alcala, Rafe Brown, Leticia Afuang, Genevieve Gee, Katie Hampson, Mae Leonida Diesmos, Aldrin Mallari, Perry Ong, Dondi Ubaldo, Baldwin Gutierrez
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from Mount Banahaw (Banahaw and San Cristobal peaks), on Luzon Island, in the Philippines. It ranges from around 700-1,700m asl (R. Brown pers. comm.).
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Population [top]

Population:It is common to very common at the type locality, and populations appear to be stable at present.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits arboreal microhabitats in mossy and montane rainforests. It breeds and deposits eggs in arboreal ferns and pandanus. It breeds by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The immediate threats are relatively limited since it occurs in the high-elevation montane forests, which are relatively less susceptible to deforestation and other human disturbance. The south-west side of Mount Banahaw is heavily impacted by religious pilgrims and tourists who damage habitat while building campsites. A new road-building project in the Municipality of Tayabas will no doubt result in increased access to the mountain and increased disturbance, especially at lower elevations. The collection of aerial ferns and tree ferns as ornamentals represents a possible threat, as these plants are the preferred microhabitats for reproduction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The most important conservation measure is the continued management of Mount Banahaw-San Cristobal National Park. There is also a need for continued monitoring of the population status of this species given that it is known only from this single site.

Citation: Arvin Diesmos, Angel Alcala, Rafe Brown, Leticia Afuang, Genevieve Gee, Katie Hampson, Mae Leonida Diesmos, Aldrin Mallari, Perry Ong, Dondi Ubaldo, Baldwin Gutierrez. 2004. Platymantis banahao. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T17524A7127648. . Downloaded on 28 October 2016.
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