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Platymantis sierramadrensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ceratobatrachidae

Scientific Name: Platymantis sierramadrensis Brown, Alcala, Ong and Diesmos, 1999
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.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Arvin Diesmos, Angel Alcala, Rafe Brown, Leticia Afuang, Genevieve Gee, Katie Hampson, Mae Leonida Diesmos, Aldrin Mallari, Perry Ong, Marisol Pedregosa, Dondi Ubaldo, Baldwin Gutierrez
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in the Sierra Madres, on north-eastern Luzon Island, in the Philippines, at 600-1,200m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Philippines
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Population [top]

Population:It is common in intact and lightly disturbed lowland forests, but is uncommon at higher elevations.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits arboreal microhabitats in lower montane and lowland forests. Breeding is by direct development.
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is the loss of lowland rainforest due to small-scale logging and conversion to agricultural land.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is known to occur in Aurora National Park, but there remains a need for improved protection of the remaining forests in the Sierra Madres.

Citation: Arvin Diesmos, Angel Alcala, Rafe Brown, Leticia Afuang, Genevieve Gee, Katie Hampson, Mae Leonida Diesmos, Aldrin Mallari, Perry Ong, Marisol Pedregosa, Dondi Ubaldo, Baldwin Gutierrez. 2004. Platymantis sierramadrensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58481A11775016. . Downloaded on 14 August 2018.
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