Philautus erythrophthalmus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Philautus erythrophthalmus Stuebing and Wong, 2000
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2018. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
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)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from a single mountain (Muruk Miau) in south-western Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. The single specimen was collected at 1,550m asl. It is thought likely to have a very limited distribution.
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Population [top]

Population:Although it is presently known from only a single specimen, it might not be a rare species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The specimen was found in recently logged oak forest, although it is probable that the usual habitat is primary montane forest. It presumably breeds by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species' habitat is potentially threatened in future by logging, although there is less logging at higher elevations, where the timber is less valuable.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species has not been recorded from any protected areas, although the area where it was collected is within a proposed transboundary nature reserve. The establishment of effectively protected areas in the mountains around the type locality is essential. Directed surveys are recommended to establish the current population status of this species.

Citation: Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun, Mumpuni. 2004. Philautus erythrophthalmus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58838A11848222. . Downloaded on 16 July 2018.
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