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Kurixalus baliogaster

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RHACOPHORIDAE

Scientific Name: Kurixalus baliogaster
Species Authority: (Inger, Orlov & Darevsky, 1999)
Synonym(s):
Rhacophorus baliogaster Inger, Orlov and Darevsky, 1999

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Peter Paul van Dijk, Tanya Chan-ard
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the An Khe District, in Gia lai Province, Viet Nam (Inger, Orlov and Darevsky 1999) and from the southern Annamite mountains of Lao People's Democratic Republic (Stuart 1999). The type locality is at 700-750m asl, but it has also been recorded around 1,000m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Lao People's Democratic Republic; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: It was reportedly common at the one known location in Lao People's Democratic Republic (T. Chan-ard pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is known from wet evergreen forest. Animals have been found on the banks of forest streams, perched on grassy vegetation 20-50cm above the surface and about 3m from the water. Tadpoles were found in a swampy forest pond (Inger, Orlov and Darevsky 1999).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No specific threats have been indicated for the species, but the An Khe District site is known to be impacted by forest clearance for agriculture (Darevsky and Orlov 1997).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The population in Lao People's Democratic Republic is within Xe Sap National Biodiversity Conservation Area. There is a need for improved protection of forest habitats in Viet Nam.

Citation: Peter Paul van Dijk, Tanya Chan-ard 2004. Kurixalus baliogaster. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.
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