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Philautus saueri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RHACOPHORIDAE

Scientific Name: Philautus saueri
Species Authority: Malkmus and Riede, 1996

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Robert Inger
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the montane forest between Layang Layang and Pakka Cave on the south-western slopes of Gunung Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. It has been recorded at elevations of 2,200-3,050m asl. It is likely to be very restricted in its distribution.
Countries:
Native:
Malaysia
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the current population status of this species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a montane forest species occurring in mossy forest at the lower elevation parts of its range (below 2,600m asl). The eggs and larvae of this species have been found in pitcher plants (Nephenthes sp.). This species breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species, since its habitat is well protected. However, its restricted range renders it vulnerable to stochastic threatening processes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is known only from Gunung Kinabalu National Park. The population status of this species requires close monitoring given its very limited range.

Citation: Robert Inger 2004. Philautus saueri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 November 2014.
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