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Philautus kempii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Philautus kempii (Annandale, 1912)
Taxonomic Notes: There is ongoing confusion regarding the taxonomic validity of this species. We follow Delorme et al. (2006) in placing this species in the genus Philautus, following their examination of the type specimen.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Sushil Dutta, Annemarie Ohler, Sohrab Uddin Sarker
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known with certainty from "Upper Rotung (2000ft [610m asl])" in Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India. There are also records from Motuo County at 2,500m asl in south-eastern Xizang Autonomous Region, China (Fei 1999), but it is not certain that these refer to the same species, and so are not included in the map here.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
India
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):610
Upper elevation limit (metres):610
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on its abundance. It is known with certainty only from a single specimen.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species probably occurs in tropical moist forest, but nothing is known regarding its habitats and biology. It presumably breeds by direct development, like other members of its genus.
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas. More work is needed to ascertain whether or not this is a valid species, and if so, its distribution, ecological requirements, threats and conservation needs should be determined. The identity of the animals from China attributed to this species also needs to be clarified.

Citation: Sushil Dutta, Annemarie Ohler, Sohrab Uddin Sarker. 2008. Philautus kempii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57640A11668304. . Downloaded on 23 January 2018.
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