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Platymantis panayensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CERATOBATRACHIDAE

Scientific Name: Platymantis panayensis
Species Authority: Brown, Brown and Alcala, 1997

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Arvin Diesmos, Angel Alcala, Rafe Brown, Leticia Afuang, Cynthia Dolino, Genevieve Gee, Katie Hampson, Mae Leonida Diesmos, Aldrin Mallari, Perry Ong, Liza Paguntalan, Marisol Pedregosa, Dondi Ubaldo, Baldwin Gutierrez
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on Panay in the Philippines.
History:
2000 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from western Panay Island, in the Philippines, from 400-1,750 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Philippines
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Population [top]

Population: It is common to abundant in a few localities at high elevations, but scarce at lower elevations.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits arboreal microhabitats in mossy and montane rainforests. It breeds by direct development in shrub layer vegetation, laying its eggs on the upper surfaces of leaves.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although populations occurring at higher elevations may currently be subject to fewer threats, populations found at lower elevations are threatened by extensive habitat loss due to agriculture, logging, and infrastructure development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes a few protected areas, such as the Aklan River Watershed Forest Reserve. However there is clearly a need for improved protection of remaining forest habitats on the island of Panay, and for rehabilitation of tracts of degraded forest.

Citation: Arvin Diesmos, Angel Alcala, Rafe Brown, Leticia Afuang, Cynthia Dolino, Genevieve Gee, Katie Hampson, Mae Leonida Diesmos, Aldrin Mallari, Perry Ong, Liza Paguntalan, Marisol Pedregosa, Dondi Ubaldo, Baldwin Gutierrez 2004. Platymantis panayensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 November 2014.
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