Ansonia fuliginea 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Ansonia fuliginea (Mocquard, 1890)
Ansonia altitudinis (Smith, 1931)
Taxonomic Notes: We follow Inger (1966) and Malkmus et al. (2002) in considering Ansonia altitudinis (Smith 1931) to be a synonym of A. fuliginea.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Robert Inger, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This Bornean endemic is known only from the montane forests of Kinabalu, Malaysia. Attempts to locate the species on Gunung Mulu in Sarawak have not been successful. The altitudinal range is 1,500-3,050m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:The current population status of this species is unknown. It is rarely encountered.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Most records are from moist montane and sub-alpine forest above 2,500m asl. Adults are terrestrial, and breeding is presumed to take place in forest streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species in the future is likely to be selective logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Kinabalu National Park, which is well protected. Surveys of potentially suitable areas of habitat in adjacent parts of Borneo are needed to determine whether or not this species might occur elsewhere, and also to help better understand its current population status.

Citation: Robert Inger, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun. 2004. Ansonia fuliginea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54466A11150381. . Downloaded on 19 January 2018.
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