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Philautus garo
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
 
Species Description: Boulenger, G. A. 1919. Descriptions of three new batrachians from the Garo Hills, Assam. Records of the Indian Museum 16: 207–208.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: India

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species has been recorded from the Garo Hills in Assam and Meghalaya, and from Dzulake in Nagaland, India. It is a lowland species found at elevations of 90-500m asl. It probably occurs more widely, in particular in areas between known sites.

Habitat and Ecology

It is associated with bushy areas close to perennial streams, in moist tropical forest. Breeding presumably takes place by direct development, although this requires confirmation.

Population

It is considered to be rare within its restricted range.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat to this species is habitat loss due to commercial logging (clear-cutting).

Conservation Actions

It is not known whether or not it occurs in any protected areas, but it might occur in Puliebadze Wildlife Sanctuary. Improved habitat protection at sites at which this species is known to occur is needed.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)

Rationale

Listed as Vulnerable, because its Extent of Occurrence of less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.

Citation

Annemarie Ohler, Saibal Sengupta, Debjani Roy 2004. Philautus garo. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58846A11849059. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58846A11849059.en .Downloaded on 21 November 2018

 

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