|Scientific Name:||Pseudophilautus cavirostris (Günther, 1869)|
Philautus cavirostris Jiang, Hu, & Zhao, 1987
Polypedates cavirostris Günther, 1869 "1868"
|Taxonomic Notes:||We follow Bossuyt and Dubois (2001) in considering this species to be separate from Philautus microtympanum, and belonging to the genus Philautus, rather than Polypedates.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva|
|Reviewer(s):||Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)|
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, and its Area of Occupancy is less than 500 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Sri Lanka.
|Range Description:||This species is known from isolated populations in the south-western region of Sri Lanka, and has been recorded at elevations of 200-1,100m asl. Specific records come from Haycock, Weddagala, Kitugala, Kosmulla, Pathanegala, Kadugannawa and Pussellawa.|
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|Population:||It is locally abundant.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a canopy species of lowland and montane tropical moist forest. Adults have been observed perched 0.3-2m above the ground on branches, mossy logs and sometimes on mossy rock surfaces (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda 2005). Breeding is by direct development.|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threat is habitat loss as a result of the conversion of forest habitat to cultivation (tea, cardamom and shifting cultivation) and urban areas, and the extraction of timber; agrochemical pollution is also a threat to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||It has been recorded in Kanneliya Forest Reserve, Haycock Forest Reserve, Gilimale-Eratne Forest Reserve and Knuckles Forest Reserve.|
Dutta, S.K. 1997. Amphibians of India and Sri Lanka. Odyssey Publishing House, Bhubaneswar.
Dutta, S.K. and Manamendra-Arachchi, K. 1996. The amphibian fauna of Sri Lanka. Wildlife Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka, Colombo.
IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 23 November 2004).
Manamendra-Arachchi, K. and Pethiyagoda, R. 2005. The Sri Lankan shrub-frogs of the genus Philautus Laurent, 1943 (Ranidae, Rhacophorinae), with description of 27 new species. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement: 163-303.
|Citation:||Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva. 2004. Pseudophilautus cavirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58828A11847097.Downloaded on 24 May 2018.|
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