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Pulchrana mangyanum
family: Ranidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Philippines

 

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From the Encyclopedia of Life account:

Etymology

Named after the six tribal groups of Mindoro island; collectively known as the Mangyan (Brown and Guttman, 2002).


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Type Locality

"Philippines, Mindoro Island, Oriental Mindoro Province, Municipality of Puerto Galera [sic] (within 1 km of the border of the Municipality of San Teodoro), Barangay Villaflor (15 km from Puerto Gallera City on Puerto Gallera--Calapan Road), Tamaraw Falls (unnamed river), 150 m above sea level (masl)"; Type deposited in the Philippine National Museum; PNM 6270


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Faunal Affinity

Mindoro Pleistocene Aggregate Island Complex (PAIC; Brown and Diesmos, 2002).


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Distribution

Rana mangyanum is known from the Philippines, including Mindoro and Semirara islands (Brown and Guttman, 2002). See Brown & Guttman 2002 for more details regarding collection localities.


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Color

Coloration in life: Dorsal surfaces of body are dark brown with golden yellow dorsolateral lines and blotches; bright white labial stripe; tympanum dark pinkish grey; lateral flank with yellow blotches; dorsal surface of forelimbs and hind limbs tan with black and white markings; ventral surfaces of forelimbs and hind limbs pinkish grey (Brown and Guttman, 2002). See Brown & Guttman 2002 for a more detailed description.


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Diagnostic Description

Rana mangyanumcan be distinguished from other members of the Rana signatacomplex by the combination of the following characters: (1) presence of thick, irregular dorsolateral lines (2) presence of incomplete dark bars on tibial segnment of hindlimb (3) dark, raised humeral glands (4)absence of yellow, orange or white middorsal spots (5) absence of spots on hindlimbs (Brown and Guttman, 2002). See Brown & Guttman 2002 for a more detailed description.


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Look Alikes

Part of the Rana signata species complex


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Habitat

Rana mangyanum can be found on stream banks and lower branches of trees on river banks (Brown and Guttman, 2002).


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Ecology

Rana mangyanum can be found on stream banks and lower branches of trees on river banks. Males have been found calling from rocks along river beds (Brown and Guttman, 2002).


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Conservation Status

According to the IUCN classification, the conservation status is "Endangered (EN)," based on habitat fragementation and limited extent of occurrence on Mindoro Island.


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