Platymantis cornutus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ceratobatrachidae

Scientific Name: Platymantis cornutus (Taylor, 1922)
Platymantis cornuta (Taylor, 1922)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2017. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-01-12
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 its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on Luzon in the Philippines.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in the mountains of the Central Cordilleras, on northern Luzon, in the Philippines. It ranges from around 500 to more than 900m asl (R. Brown, pers. comm.).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):500
Upper elevation limit (metres):900
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Population [top]

Population:It is apparently common in appropriate forest habitats, but it is so rarely recorded or observed that concern regarding its current population status is warranted.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits arboreal microhabitats in mossy and montane rainforests. It breeds by direct development. Limited ecological information is available for this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It inhabits high-elevation forests, which are relatively less threatened by habitat conversion and agriculture and human encroachment. Regardless, some populations of this species are still subjected to these threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Only a few protected areas are currently found in this region (as yet, though, there are no records from Pulag National Park), and there is a need for more effective management and protection of remaining tracts of intact lowland and montane rainforest in the Cordilleras.

Citation: Arvin Diesmos, Angel Alcala, Rafe Brown, Leticia Afuang, Genevieve Gee, Katie Hampson, Mae Leonida Diesmos, Aldrin Mallari, Perry Ong, Dondi Ubaldo, Baldwin Gutierrez. 2010. Platymantis cornutus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T17528A7133356. . Downloaded on 24 May 2018.
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