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Raorchestes gryllus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RHACOPHORIDAE

Scientific Name: Raorchestes gryllus
Species Authority: (Smith, 1924)
Synonym(s):
Philautus gryllus Smith, 1924
Pseudophilautus gryllus (Smith, 1924)
Taxonomic Notes: Available information (Bourret 1942) indicates that this taxon closely resembles Rhacophorus verrucosus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Peter Paul van Dijk, Annemarie Ohler
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was described from the Lang Bian peaks in southern Viet Nam, at around 2,000m asl. Bourret (1942) referred additional material from throughout Viet Nam to this species, which might or might not have been correct. For this assessment, attempts to map its range consider just the restricted range of the type series. Uncertain taxonomy precludes drawing a map of the greater range of this taxon, which might be synonymous with other taxa reported from Viet Nam, Thailand and Myanmar.
Countries:
Native:
Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: Populations tentatively referred to Rhacophorus verrucosus (Inger et al. 1999) but matching the description of Philautus gryllus given by Bourret (1942), are widespread and common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species has been reported from shrubby vegetation (Smith 1924; in Bourret 1942), and presumably breeds by direct development (although this has not been confirmed).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is presumably affected by impacts on the habitat in the Lang Bian area, such as agricultural development and fires.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The taxonomy of this and other similar species needs to be conclusively determined, and requires further research. Populations that might represent this taxon occur in Viet Nam in Tam Dao National Park, Cuc Phuong National Park, and some other protected areas (Inger et al. 1999).

Citation: Peter Paul van Dijk, Annemarie Ohler 2004. Raorchestes gryllus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 September 2014.
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