Platypelis cowanii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Platypelis cowanii
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1882
Common Name(s):
English Betsileo Giant Treefrog
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomy of this species is poorly known.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Nussbaum, R. & Raxworthy, C.J.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has a very uncertain distribution because of its confused taxonomic status. The type locality is "East Betsileo", which 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, but it is not clear that this is correct.
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Population [top]

Population: There is no recent information available on the population status of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is presumably an arboreal rainforest species that breeds in tree holes and bamboo.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information available on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Nussbaum, R. & Raxworthy, C.J. 2008. Platypelis cowanii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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