Philautus abditus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Philautus abditus Inger, Orlov & Darevsky, 1999
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Peter Paul van Dijk, Raoul Bain
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from Buon Luoi, An Khe, in Gia Lai Province in southern Viet Nam. It is uncertain whether or not it is restricted to a small range, or whether or not it is more widespread but has not been recognized as distinct because of its similarity to other Philautus species (which are a very difficult group to distinguish between). It has been recorded from 700-750m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population:Only a single population is known, from which eleven animals were collected in 1995 (Inger et al. 1999).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:All the known specimens were collected from shrubs and grassy vegetation along a steep rocky stream in evergreen forest. This species is presumed to breed by direct development, although this has not been confirmed.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It might be threatened by the substantial forest and stream degradation occurring on the Kon Tum plateau (Darevsky and Orlov 1997; Inger et al. 1999).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its known range is not within any protected area. Further surveys to locate additional populations are needed. In the absence of adequate information on threats, no conservation measures can be suggested beyond the recommendation that the type locality be conserved.

Citation: Peter Paul van Dijk, Raoul Bain. 2004. Philautus abditus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58807A11842237. . Downloaded on 19 June 2018.
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