Philautus gunungensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Philautus gunungensis
Species Authority: Malkmus and Reide, 1996
Taxonomic Notes: We follow Bossuyt and Dubois (2001) in considering Philautus gunungensis to be separate from P. aurantium.

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
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the area of Sg. Silau-Silau and Sg. Liwago on Gunung Kinabalu in the Province of Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. It has been recorded at 1,400-1,500m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the current population status of this species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a montane forest species. Males call from perches on the leaves of shrubs and bushes above the ground. It is presumed to breed by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to the species at present, especially since its range is within a protected area; however, its restricted range renders it susceptible to stochastic threatening processes, and if it ranges outside the protected area then it might be susceptible to ongoing habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The known populations of this species are all within Gunung Kinabalu National Park, which is also a World Heritage Site. There is a need for further survey work to determine and monitor the population status of this species.

Citation: Robert Inger. 2004. Philautus gunungensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58851A11849701. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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