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Kaloula kalingensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Kaloula kalingensis Taylor, 1922
Common Name(s):
English Kalinga Narrowmouth Toad, Smooth-fingered Narrow-mouthed Frog
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2017. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.
Taxonomic Notes: This species was removed from the synonymy of Kaloula baleata.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-01-12
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): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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 Luzon in the Philippines.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in the mountains of the Central Cordilleras and possibly in the Sierra Madres, on northern Luzon Island, and Polillo and Palaui in the Philippines.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Philippines
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:It appears to be common, especially in forest and forest edge.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits lower montane and lowland forests, but occasionally is also found in forest edge habitats. It lives in water-filled tree holes and hollows. Tadpoles have been collected in the same microhabitats.
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The most important threat to this species is the deforestation of lower montane and lowland forests in the Cordilleras. The montane forests are either being converted to vegetable farms or are being developed into real estate.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Only a few protected areas, such as Pulag National Park, are currently found in this region of the Philippines. There is a need for increased protection of the remaining tracts of intact lowland and montane rainforest in the Cordilleras.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: Reformatted names of Assessor(s), Reviewer(s), Contributor(s), Facilitator(s) and/or Compiler(s).

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. 2010. Kaloula kalingensis (errata version published in 2016). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57851A87525104. . Downloaded on 17 January 2018.
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