Philautus refugii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Philautus refugii Inger and Stuebing, 1996
Common Name(s):
English Lanjak Bush Frog
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2017. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
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Assessor(s): Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun, Mumpuni
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from only a single locality in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia, at 850m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:More than 20 individuals were seen in two nights at the type locality indicating that the species was locally abundant.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It was collected in submontane mossy forest, and has so far not been found outside forest. Frogs were found perched on the leaves of shrubs at night. It breeds by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although present within a formally gazetted protected area, its restricted range makes it particularly vulnerable to stochastic threatening processes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The type locality is within the Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary, but the effectiveness of this protection is unclear. There is a need to closely monitor the population status of this species.

Citation: Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun, Mumpuni. 2004. Philautus refugii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58891A11844887. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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