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Rhacophorus taronensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RHACOPHORIDAE

Scientific Name: Rhacophorus taronensis
Species Authority: Smith, 1940
Taxonomic Notes: It is likely that Rhacophorus gongshanensis from southwestern Yunnan Province, China, is a synonym of this species (Wilkinson and Rao 2004).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Peter Paul van Dijk, Guinevere Wogan
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 specimen from Patsarlandam, northern Myanmar, close to the Chinese border (Smith 1940).
Countries:
Native:
Myanmar
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Population [top]

Population: It has not been recorded since it was first collected in 1937-39, so its population status is unknown. Results from recent surveys of the type locality are not yet available (Wogan pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The habitat requirements of this species are not known. It presumably breeds in water by larval development, like most other members of its genus.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its type locality is within Hkakabo Razi National Park. Further research might be required to resolve its taxonomic status.

Citation: Peter Paul van Dijk, Guinevere Wogan 2004. Rhacophorus taronensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 September 2014.
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