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Gracixalus supercornutus
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
 
Species Description: Orlow NL, Cuc HT, Truong NQ 2002 A new species of the genus Philautus from central Vietnam (Anura: Rhacophoridae). Russian J Herpetol 11:51-64

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Lao People's Democratic Republic, Viet Nam

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from low altitudes (less than 100m asl) up to 1,300m asl in central Viet Nam. There are records from Bach Ma and Ba Na National Parks in the Hai Van mountain range, and also from localities further to the west closer to the Laotian border, all in Thua Thien-Hue Province. There are also records from further south, in Mang Canh Commune, Kon Plong District, Kon Tum Province. Given the distributions of other Rhacophoridae, Ranidae, and Megophryidae species, this species might also occur at over 1,000m asl in Quang Nam, Kon Tum, and Gia Lai Provinces of southern Viet Nam, and in adjacent regions of Lao People's Democratic Republic. Its distribution remains very poorly known.

Habitat and Ecology

All of the records of this species are from primary or old secondary forest, very close to small cascading forest springs falling from steep mountain slopes. It is usually found under the leaves and branches of trees and bushes at night. Jelly-like clutches of 2-10 eggs were found on the tips of large leaves on the bank of a stream in October, with larvae at different developmental stages and some clutches already deserted by the larvae. An adult male was noted to be guarding one clutch.

Population

There is no information.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

There is no information on specific threats to this species, and it is very unlikely to be the specific target of harvesting for human consumption, since it is so small and cryptic.

Conservation Actions

It is known from two protected areas: Bach Ma and Ba Na National Parks.

Citation

Raoul Bain 2006. Gracixalus supercornutus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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