|Scientific Name:||Cophyla cowanii Boulenger, 1882|
Platypelis cowanii Boulenger, 1882
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||The taxonomic validity of this species is unknown (F. Glaw pers. comm. Nov. 2014).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Raxworthy, C.J. & Nussbaum, R.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Luedtke, J., Hobin, L. & Best, S.|
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic status as well as absence of information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species has a very uncertain distribution because of its confused taxonomic status. The type locality "East Betsileo" is presumably in east-central Madagascar, but this is not a specific locality, so no range map can be prepared for this species. Some other specimens have also been assigned to this species (for example, those from Voloina), but it is not clear that this is correct.|
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|Population:||There is no information available on the population status of this species.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is presumably an arboreal rainforest species that breeds in tree holes and bamboo.|
|Use and Trade:||There is no use and trade information for this species.|
|Major Threat(s):||The threats to this species are unknown. However, species in this genus have tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), but no negative effects have been observed within amphibian populations in Madagascar suggesting the Bd strain has a low virulence level (Bletz et al. 2015).|
It is not known from any protected areas.
Research is required on taxonomy, population and trends, ecology and threats. Further research is also essential to fully understand the distribution, origin, type and virulence of Bd lineages found in Madagascar (Bletz et al. 2015).
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Cophyla cowanii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57956A84179347.Downloaded on 25 September 2017.|
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