Raorchestes luteolus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Raorchestes luteolus (Kuramoto & Joshy, 2003)
Philautus luteolus Kuramoto & Joshy, 2003
Philautus sp. nov. 'Tholpetti Forest'
Pseudophilautus luteolus (Kuramoto & Joshy, 2003)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Indraneil Das
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, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has been collected at Madenadu (12° 27'N; 75° 38'E), and from Kirundadu (12° 29'N; 75° 47'E), which are both near Madikeri in Kodagu District. It has also been collected from Malleshwaram in Kudrumukh, in Chikmagalur District (13° 12'N; 75° 16'E). All these three known sites are in the Western Ghats of the southern part of Karnataka State, India. The altitudinal range of this species is 920-1,120m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population:The population status of this species is not known.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Its description does not contain any details of the habitat in which the specimens were collected. It is presumed that the animals were collected in tropical forest, and it is further presumed that this species has a direct development mode of reproduction.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species at the specific collection localities are not known. There is an ongoing loss of natural habitats due to anthropic disturbance over much of the Western Ghats, and this might be a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is possible that this species occurs in Kudrumkh National Park, as the collection site coordinates indicate that its range falls within this protected area.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
1. Forest -> 1.9. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane
1. Land/water protection -> 1.1. Site/area protection
2. Land/water management -> 2.1. Site/area management

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology
1. Research -> 1.5. Threats
1. Research -> 1.6. Actions
3. Monitoring -> 3.1. Population trends

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: (Accessed: 23 November 2004).

Kuramoto, M. and Joshy, S.H. 2000. Sperm morphology of some Indian frogs as revealed by SEM. Current Herpetology: 63-70.

Kuramoto, M. and Joshy, S.H. 2001. Advertisment call structures of frogs from southwestern India, with some ecological and taxonomic notes. Current Herpetology: 85-95.

Kuramoto, M. and Joshy, S.H. 2003. Two new species of the genus Philautus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Western Ghats, Southwestern India. Current Herpetology: 51-60.

Citation: Indraneil Das. 2004. Raorchestes luteolus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58867A11841647. . Downloaded on 24 June 2018.
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