Kaloula aureata
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Microhylinae
Species Description: Pauwels OSG Cherot F 2006 Translation of the original description of Kaloula aureata Nutphand, 1989 (Anura: Microhylidae), with lectotype designation. Hamadryad 30: 172-175.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Thailand



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known with certainty only from Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat Provinces, Peninsular Thailand (Pauwels and Chérot, 2006). The distribution map should be considered highly provisional.

Habitat and Ecology

Nothing is known of its ecological requirements. It presumably breeds in small pools by larval development.


This is an extremely poorly known species, and there is no information on its abundance.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas. Research is needed to clarify its taxonomic status, and, if it is a valid species, surveys are needed to determine its geographic distribution, abundance, ecological requirements, threats and conservation needs.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its taxonomic status, extent of occurrence and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

We follow Pauwels and Chérot (2006) in considering Kaloula aureata to be a separate species K. macrocephala, contrary to Ohler (2003).


Olivier Pauwels, Annemarie Ohler 2008. Kaloula aureata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136107A4237931. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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