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Rhacophorus tuberculatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RHACOPHORIDAE

Scientific Name: Rhacophorus tuberculatus
Species Authority: (Anderson, 1871)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Fei Liang, Michael Wai Neng Lau, Saibal Sengupta, Sabitry Bordoloi
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Shangluolong, in southern Xizang Autonomous Region, China, and from two small populations in the states of West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh in India. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It has been recorded from 100-2,000m asl in India.
Countries:
Native:
China; India
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Population [top]

Population: It has not been recorded in China for 90 years, while in India the population is small and is believed to be in decline.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species has been recorded in India as being arboreal and associated with tropical moist forest. Breeding has been recorded from bushes near to small forest ponds. In China it is known from bamboo forests, where it hides in the stems of the bamboo during the day.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threats to this species are deforestation for subsistence use, and infrastructure development for industrial purposes and as part of urbanization processes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known to occur in any protected areas.

Citation: Fei Liang, Michael Wai Neng Lau, Saibal Sengupta, Sabitry Bordoloi 2004. Rhacophorus tuberculatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 August 2014.
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