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Philautus acutus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RHACOPHORIDAE

Scientific Name: Philautus acutus
Species Authority: Dring, 1987

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun, Mumpuni
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from Gunung Mulu National Park, in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia. It is present at elevations of around 1,300m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Malaysia
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Population [top]

Population: The current population status of this species is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in the shrub stratum of submontane and montane forests. Males call in groups, and breeding takes place by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to the species at present; however, its restricted range makes it especially vulnerable to stochastic threatening processes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The only known population is within Gunung Mulu National Park, which is also a World Heritage Site. There is a need for targeted surveys to determine and monitor the population status of this species.

Bibliography [top]

Dring, J.C.M. 1987. Bornean treefrogs of the genus Philautus (Rhacophoridae). Amphibia-Reptilia: 19-47.

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


Citation: Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun, Mumpuni 2004. Philautus acutus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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