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Microhyla pulverata
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Microhylinae
 
Species Description: Bain RH, Truong NQ 2004 Three new species of Narrow-mouth frogs (Genus: Microhyla) from Indochina, with comments on Microhyla annamensis and Microhyla palmipes. Copeia 2004:507-524
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: Viet Nam

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality at 700-750m asl on the Tay Nguyen Plateau, from near Buon Luoi village, 20km north-west of Kannack, in An Khe District, Gia Lai Province, Viet Nam. The limits of its distribution remain unknown.

Habitat and Ecology

It has been found only in an area of lowland humid evergreen tropical forest, with a closed canopy around 20-30m in height and with some emergent trees above 40m tall. Most individuals were found at night along silty banks of forest ponds and slow-moving streams, or in leaf-litter near such banks. This species is presumed to be a larval developer.

Population

No information is currently available.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

The area from which it is known has been subject to intensive deforestation and conversion to coffee plantations since specimens were collected in 1995. It is possibly under threat, therefore, from forest loss.

Conservation Actions

The persistence of this species at or near the type locality needs to be verified, and suitable actions taken to safeguard remaining habitat containing a population of this species.

Citation

Raoul Bain 2006. Microhyla pulverata. In: IUCN 2014

 

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