Polypedates taeniatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Polypedates taeniatus (Boulenger, 1906)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Sushil Dutta, Saibal Sengupta, Sohrab Uddin Sarker
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found throughout the southern Himalayan foothills of Nepal, India, and possibly Bhutan, and is marginal in northern Bangladesh. It is a lowland species present at elevations below 500m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Bangladesh; India; Nepal
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Population [top]

Population:It is generally a common species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is an arboreal species associated with tropical forest and shrubland. Reproduction and egg deposition take place in branches overhanging small pools, and hatching larvae drop into the pools.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation for local subsistence and urbanization are the main threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is reportedly present in Orang National Park in India.

Citation: Sushil Dutta, Saibal Sengupta, Sohrab Uddin Sarker. 2004. Polypedates taeniatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58965A11852258. . Downloaded on 23 June 2018.
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