|Scientific Name:||Raorchestes griet|
|Species Authority:||(Bossuyt, 2002)|
Philatus sp. nov. 'Munnar 2'
Philautus griet Bossuyt, 2002
Pseudophilautus griet (Bossuyt, 2002)
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)|
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
|Range Description:||This species appears to be restricted to one locality: Munnar, in the southern Western Ghats of India, where it has been recorded from 1,500m asl.|
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|Population:||It is locally abundant.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is an arboreal species, found commonly in montane forest, and in secondary growth close to shola forest, but can also be found in tea plantations (although it is doubtful that populations can persist in these areas). It breeds by direct development.|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threat to this species is habitat fragmentation due to tea and eucalyptus plantations, and it is unlikely to be able to survive in the face of extensive habitat loss.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is not known from any protected areas, and habitat protection is urgently required.|
|Citation:||S.D. Biju 2004. Raorchestes griet. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.|
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