Micrixalus thampii 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Micrixalidae

Scientific Name: Micrixalus thampii
Species Authority: Pillai, 1981

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Robert Inger, M.S. Ravichandran
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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 only from the type locality in the Silent Valley National Park, in the Western Ghats in India at approximately 900m asl. It possibly occurs a little more widely.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is currently known only from two specimens.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is associated with hill streams and riparian habitats in moist evergreen tropical forest. The type specimen was collected on the forest floor. This species presumably has aquatic larvae in streams, like other species of Micrixalus.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is only known from the well-protected Silent Valley National Park in Kerala, and it is also protected by national legislation. This species is subject to ongoing studies by Biju (pers. comm.).

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
suitability: Suitable  
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.1. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls)
suitability: Suitable  
2. Land/water management -> 2.1. Site/area management

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Conservation sites identified:Yes, over entire range
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Research -> 1.1. Taxonomy
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology

Bibliography [top]

Biju, S.D. 2001. A synopsis to the frog fauna of the Western Ghats, India. Occasional Publication 1. ISCB: 1-24.

Dutta, S.K. 1997. Amphibians of India and Sri Lanka. Odyssey Publishing House, Bhubaneswar.

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.

Pillai, R.S. 1981. Two new species of Amphibia from Silent Valley, Kerala. Records of the Zoological Survey of India: 153-158.

Citation: S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Robert Inger, M.S. Ravichandran. 2004. Micrixalus thampii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58387A11765091. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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