Chiromantis samkosensis
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
Species Description: Grismer, Thy, Chav & Holden, 2007 A New Species Of Chiromantis Peters 1854 (Anura: Rhacophoridae) From Phnom Samkos in the northwestern Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia. Herpetologica 63 (3): 392-400
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: Cambodia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is so far known only from the eastern flank of Phnom Samkos, in Pursat Province, in the Cardamom Mountains of Cambodia, at 501m asl (Grismer et al., 2007). It is expected to occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

The only known specimens were found seated 1.5m above the ground on the leaves of small shrubs among grassy vegetation along the edge of a temporary rain pool at the edge of a wide trail surrounded by hill evergreen forest (Grismer et al., 2007). It is presumed to breed in water by larval development. It is not known whether it can adapt to anthropogenic habitats.


There is no information on its abundance. It is known from only two specimens (Grismer et al., 2007) found among large choruses of other Chiromantis species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

A wide road has just been graded through the type locality in the exact place where the two specimens were found (L. Grismer pers. comm.). If the species occur more widely, as is expected, it might be affected by habitat loss for other reasons.

Conservation Actions

It is found in the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary (L. Grismer pers. comm.). Surveys are needed to determine its geographic range, abundance, ecological requirements, threats and conservation needs.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Lee Grismer 2008. Chiromantis samkosensis. In: IUCN 2014


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