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Rhacophorus georgii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RHACOPHORIDAE

Scientific Name: Rhacophorus georgii
Species Authority: Roux, 1904
Common Name/s:
English Tuwa Flying Frog

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Iskandar, D. & Mumpuni
Reviewer/s: Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Stuart, S.N.
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The type locality of this species is Tua Palutal, in Sulawesi, Indonesia, but this place cannot be located. Recent collections come from Buton Island in Indonesia. This species is confined to altitudes below 700 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia (Sulawesi)
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Population [top]

Population: It has been recorded as recently as 2002, and is considered rare on Buton Island.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is confined to lowland forest, and can probably also live in somewhat disturbed forest. Females have been found to contain 29–108 eggs (Gillespie et al. 2007). Foamy egg masses are attached to the trunks of trees, 1–3 cm above water-filled tree cavities and tadpoles have been found in these water-filled cavities (Gillespie et al. 2007).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is little information on direct threats to this species, but it is likely to be affected by habitat loss arising from smallholder farming and small-scale subsistence collection of wood.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It probably occurs in Rawa Aopa Natural Reserve on Sulawesi.

Bibliography [top]

Gillespie, G.R., Anstis, M., Howard, S.D. and Lockie, D. 2007. Description of the tadpole of the Rhacophorid frog Rhacophorus georgii Roux (Rhacophoridae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Journal of Herpetology 41(1): 150-153.

Iskandar, D.T. and Tjan, K.N. 1985. The amphibians and reptiles of Sulawesi, with notes on the distribution and chromosomal number of frogs. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Eastern Indonesian-Australian Vertebrate Fauna: 39-45.

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

IUCN. 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2009.2). Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 3 November 2009).

Citation: Iskandar, D. & Mumpuni 2009. Rhacophorus georgii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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