Philautus kempiae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Philautus kempiae
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1919)
Common Name(s):
English Tura Bubble-nest Frog, Kemp's Bush Frog
Ixalus kempiae Boulenger, 1919
Rhacophorus kempiae (Boulenger, 1919)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Sushil Dutta, Annemarie Ohler, Saibal Sengupta
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality of "Tura" (Boulenger 1919) in the Garo Hills in Meghalaya State, in north-east India.
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from the type specimen, so there is no information regarding its population status.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is believed to be associated with the undergrowth of moist evergreen forest, where it presumably breeds by direct development (although this has not been confirmed).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known whether or not this species occurs in any protected areas.

Citation: Sushil Dutta, Annemarie Ohler, Saibal Sengupta 2004. Philautus kempiae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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