|Scientific Name:||Micrixalus thampii Pillai, 1981|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|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.
|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.|
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|Population:||It is currently known only from two specimens.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|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.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no known threats to this species.|
|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.).|
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. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 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 21 November 2017.|
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