This species is restricted to the area of Ponmudi Hill in the northern part of the Agasthyamala Hill range (formerly Ashambu Hills), Kerala, in the southern Western Ghats of India. It has been recorded from an elevation of 1,030m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an arboreal species, recorded from both primary and old secondary tropical moist deciduous forest. It breeds by direct development.
It is a common species at its known locality.
It occurs in an area of forest that is currently protected. Restricted logging and tourism are minor threats. However, the expansion of the surrounding tea plantations might be considered a threat for the future.
It occurs within an area protected by the State Forest Department. There is a need for close monitoring of the population status of this species.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.
This species was first reported by Inger et al. (1984) from Ponmudi as Philautus femoralis.
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