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Philautus similis
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
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: Indonesia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality, Mount Talakmau, in West Sumatra, Indonesia, at 1,200 m asl. It might be known from additional specimens, however taxonomic work is underway to confirm this (D. Iskandar, M. Kamsi, Mediyansyah and M. Munir pers. comm. May 2017).

Habitat and Ecology

It presumably occurs in montane forest, and, like other species of the genus, breeds by direct development.

Population

The population status of this species is unknown; it is known only from the holotype.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The type locality has already been completely cleared of forest for smallholder farming, and there is also the risk of volcanic eruption.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in a locally protected conservation area (M. Kamsi pers. comm. May 2017).

Research Needed
Additional research is needed to clarify the taxonomic status of this species (M. Kamsi, Mediyansyah and M. Munir pers. comm. May 2017). Further research on this species' distribution, population size and trends is recommended.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)

Rationale

Listed as Data Deficient as this species is currently only known with certainty from the holotype. Taxonomic research is ongoing to confirm whether it is known from additional specimens.

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomic status of this species is unclear (D. Iskandar, M. Kamsi, Mediyansyah and M. Munir pers. comm. May 2017).

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Philautus similis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T58907A114925391. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T58907A114925391.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018

 

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