Polypedates taeniatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Polypedates taeniatus
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1906)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
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.
Bangladesh; India; Nepal
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Population [top]

Population: It is generally a common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

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. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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