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Philautus bunitus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RHACOPHORIDAE

Scientific Name: Philautus bunitus
Species Authority: Inger, Stuebing and Tan, 1995

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun, Mumpuni
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 in Sabah, Borneo.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has been reported only from the mountains of western Sabah and from a hill in eastern Sabah in Borneo, Malaysia. It is present at elevations between 640 and 1,800m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Malaysia
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Population [top]

Population: It is often locally abundant.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It has been seen in lowland, submontane and montane forests, and can occur in slightly disturbed forest. It perches in tall shrubs and small trees 2-5m above the ground. It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Clear cutting of forests is a major threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in Gunung Kinabalu National Park and the Crocker Range.

Citation: Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun, Mumpuni 2004. Philautus bunitus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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