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Nannophrys guentheri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA DICROGLOSSIDAE

Scientific Name: Nannophrys guentheri
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1882
Taxonomic Notes: The five available museum specimens require further comparison with specimens of Nannophrys ceylonensis.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Extinct because it has not been recorded for over 100 years, and extensive searches over the last ten years have failed to locate this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the general type locality of "Ceylon" (= Sri Lanka). It is not possible to produce a meaningful distribution map for the species.
Countries:
Regionally extinct:
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population: Known only from the type series collected more than a 100 years ago. It has not been recorded since it was originally described. Recent and extensive field surveys of the amphibian fauna of Sri Lanka have been unable to relocate this frog, and it is now believed to be extinct.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is no information on the habitat requirements of this species. It presumably bred on wet rock surfaces near streams, like other members of the genus.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The reasons for the extinction of this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has not been recorded from any protected areas.

Citation: Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva 2004. Nannophrys guentheri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 November 2014.
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