Philautus similis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Philautus similis van Kampen, 1923
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: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in West Sumatra.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the type locality, Mount Talakmau, in West Sumatra, Indonesia, at 1,200m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia (Sumatera)
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Population [top]

Population:The population status of this species is unknown; it is known only from the holotype.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It presumably occurs in montane forest, and, like other species of the genus, breeds by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The type locality has already been completely cleared of forest for smallholder farming, and there is also the risk of volcanic eruption.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It does not occur in any protected areas. Surveys are urgently needed to establish whether or not this species still survives, particularly at the type locality, but also on the nearby Mount Marapi.

Citation: Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni. 2004. Philautus similis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58907A11853866. . Downloaded on 24 May 2018.
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