Theloderma petilum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Theloderma petilum
Species Authority: Stuart & Heatwole, 2004
Philautus petilus Stuart and Heatwole, 2004
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Simon Stuart
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described from a single specimen, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from 600m asl in Phongsaly District in eastern Phongsaly Province, in northern Lao People's Democratic Republic.
Countries occurrence:
Lao People's Democratic Republic
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Population [top]

Population:It is known only from a single specimen, so its population status cannot be assessed.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The only known specimen of this species was collected from a bamboo leaf one metre above the ground in hilly evergreen forest mixed with stands of natural bamboo, around 200m from the bank of Nam Ou River. This species is presumed to breed by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its sole known locality is within Phou Dendin (sometimes called Phou Dene Din) National Biodiversity Conservation Area.

Citation: Simon Stuart. 2006. Theloderma petilum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61886A12561797. . Downloaded on 21 August 2017.
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