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Platymantis isarog

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CERATOBATRACHIDAE

Scientific Name: Platymantis isarog
Species Authority: Brown, Brown, Alcala and Frost, 1997
Synonym(s):
Platymantis reticulatus Brown, Brown and Alcala, 1997

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
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)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.
History:
2000 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from Mount Isarog (1,200-1,800m asl), on south-eastern Luzon Island, in the Philippines. It might also occur on Mount Malinao, from 650-1,500m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Philippines
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Population [top]

Population: It is common in mid- to upper-montane forests on Mount Isarog, and its populations appear to be stable.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It inhabits high-elevation forests in what is presently a generally well-protected locality, and is relatively less threatened by habitat loss due to agriculture and human encroachment. Nonetheless, it remains susceptible to these threats particularly given its very small range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The most important conservation measure needed at present is the continued management of Mount Isarog National Park. There is also a need for continued monitoring of the population status of this species.

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 isarog. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 September 2014.
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