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Polypedates hecticus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RHACOPHORIDAE

Scientific Name: Polypedates hecticus
Species Authority: Peters, 1863
Taxonomic Notes: This species' taxonomic validity is not certain.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Arvin Diesmos, Angel Alcala, Rafe Brown, Leticia Afuang, Genevieve Gee, Katie Hampson, Mae Leonida Diesmos, Aldrin Mallari, Perry Ong, Dondi Ubaldo, Baldwin Gutierrez
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
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 a single locality on Samar Island, in the Philippines. Its distribution cannot be mapped, as its precise range is not known.
Countries:
Native:
Philippines
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is unknown. It has not been recorded for 150 years, presumably because of a lack of herpetological work within its range.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It reportedly inhabits arboreal microhabitats in lower montane and lowland forests, and presumably breeds in water by larval development.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Possible threats to this species include small-scale logging and the conversion of its major habitat, the lowland rainforest, to agricultural land.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Additional specimens need to be collected to confirm its taxonomic validity.

Citation: Arvin Diesmos, Angel Alcala, Rafe Brown, Leticia Afuang, Genevieve Gee, Katie Hampson, Mae Leonida Diesmos, Aldrin Mallari, Perry Ong, Dondi Ubaldo, Baldwin Gutierrez 2004. Polypedates hecticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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