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Pseudophilautus hoipolloi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RHACOPHORIDAE

Scientific Name: Pseudophilautus hoipolloi
Species Authority: (Manamendra-Arachchi & Pethiyagoda, 2005)
Synonym/s:
Philautus hoipolloi Manamendra-Arachchi & Pethiyagoda, 2005

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Rohan Pethiyagoda
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is much less than 5,000 km2, it is common, adaptable, and does not appear to be in decline.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to central and southwestern Sri Lanka. It has an altitudinal range of 15-684m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population: It is an uncommon species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives at 1-4 metres above the ground in mixed agro forestry ecosystems in formerly forested land, including home gardens, agricultural land and forest edges. It lives on the upper surface of leaves. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In local situations it might be impacted by expanding intensive, commercial agriculture, in particular tea plantations. It is possibly also affected by agricultural chemicals. However, it is very adaptable and is not believed to be threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Gannoruwa Forest Reserve.
Citation: Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Rohan Pethiyagoda 2004. Pseudophilautus hoipolloi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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