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Pseudophilautus abundus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RHACOPHORIDAE

Scientific Name: Pseudophilautus abundus
Species Authority: (Manamendra-Arachchi & Pethiyagoda, 2005)
Synonym/s:
Philautus abundus Manamendra-Arachchi & Pethiyagoda, 2005

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Rohan Pethiyagoda
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is much less than 5,000 km2, it is common, adaptable, and does not appear to be in decline.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the southwest lowlands of Sri Lanka, where it occurs at elevations of 78-150m asl. There are records from Labugama, Dediyagala and Kanneliya. Its predicted Area of Occupancy is 500km2.
Countries:
Native:
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population: It is a relatively common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a habitat generalist, living in a wide variety of open, closed and disturbed habitats, including forest, forest edge, bush land, plantations and home gardens. It is very adaptable. It breeds by direct development
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Apart from the possible impacts of agro-chemicals, this species is probably not significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Labugama and Dediyagala Forest Reserves.
Citation: Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Rohan Pethiyagoda 2004. Pseudophilautus abundus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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