Polypedates zed


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Polypedates zed
Species Authority: (Dubois, 1986)
Taxonomic Notes: This species is sometimes placed in the genus Rhacophorus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient since, although it has been recorded over a very wide area, there are only very few records, and very little is known about its extent of occurrence, status and habitat requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Himalayan foothills of eastern Nepal, and has been recorded from 100-300m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is considered to be rare when compared to other Nepalese Polypedates species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is an arboreal tropical forest inhabitant. Amplexus, breeding and egg deposition take place on branches and leaves close to ponds.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to its habitat at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from Royal Chitwan National Park. Recent fieldwork has been undertaken by Shresthra (2001).

Citation: Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha 2004. Polypedates zed. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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