Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Pseudophilautus amboli
Species Authority: (Biju & Bossuyt, 2009)
Philautus amboli Biju & Bossuyt, 2009
Philautus sp. nov. 'Amboli Forest'
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (7 July 2014). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): S.D. Biju
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from a few localities in the vicinity of the Amboli forest in Sawantwadi District, Maharashtra, in the northern Western Ghats of India. It has been recorded at an elevation of approximately 750m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is very rare in its known localities.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It was collected in extremely disturbed areas close to evergreen forest patches, although it is not known whether or not it occurs in primary evergreen forest. It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to the species is habitat loss and fragmentation due to urbanization and tourism development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known to occur in any protected areas, making habitat protection an urgent priority.

Citation: S.D. Biju. 2004. Pseudophilautus amboli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58910A11854647. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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