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Philautus poecilius 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Philautus poecilius
Species Authority: Brown & Alcala, 1994

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Diesmos, A.C., Alcala, A., Brown, R., Afuang, L.E., Gee, G., Hampson, K., Diesmos, M., Mallari, A., Ong, P., Ubaldo, D. & Gutierrez, B.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Justification:
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 forest habitat on Mindanao in the Philippines.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from the mountains of north-western and central Mindanao Island, in the Philippines. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Philippines
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Population [top]

Population:It is known from only a few specimens, and is considered to be rare, although it is poorly known.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits arboreal microhabitats in mossy and montane rainforests, and has not been found outside forests. It breeds by direct development.
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes several protected areas, including Mount Malindang National Park. Improved protection of the remaining montane rainforest of Mindanao is needed.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: Reformatted names of assessor(s), reviewer(s), contributor(s), facilitator(s) and/or compiler(s). Corrected formatting of units in text.

Citation: Diesmos, A.C., Alcala, A., Brown, R., Afuang, L.E., Gee, G., Hampson, K., Diesmos, M., Mallari, A., Ong, P., Ubaldo, D. & Gutierrez, B. 2004. Philautus poecilius. (errata version published in 2016) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T40798A86479178. . Downloaded on 08 December 2016.
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