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Plethodontohyla bipunctata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MICROHYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Plethodontohyla bipunctata
Species Authority: (Guibé, 1974)
Common Name(s):
English Forest Digging Frog
Synonym(s):
Mantipus bipunctatus Guibé, 1974

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Nussbaum, R., Raxworthy, C.J. & Andreone, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in many localities in east-central and southeastern Madagascar from Ambatovaky south to Andohahela. It has been recorded from sea level up to 800m asl. Specimens from northern Madagascar might belong to this species, but this requires confirmation, and is not included here.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a fossorial and terrestrial species of rainforest, including in somewhat degraded habitats. Its breeding is unknown, though it is likely to be by larval development out of water, possibly underground, or in leaf axils, or in tree holes.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its forest habitat is receding due to subsistence agriculture, timber extraction, charcoal manufacture and invasive spread of eucalyptus, livestock grazing and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: Nussbaum, R., Raxworthy, C.J. & Andreone, F. 2008. Plethodontohyla bipunctata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 September 2014.
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