Species limits within the R. appendiculatus-verrucosus group are unclear, and thus the distribution of R. verrucosus sensu strictu. It is known with certainty from the Karen Hills and northern Myanmar (Smith, 1940). Referred populations are known from the Kon Tum Plateau of southern Viet Nam. Populations from northern Viet Nam, northern and central Lao People's Democratic Republic and northern and southeastern Thailand are provisionally included for the purpose of this assessment (Inger et al., 1999, Stuart, 1999, S. Swan pers. comm. and P.P. van Dijk pers. comm.). It has been recorded from 200-1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The animals are most commonly observed in shrubs and other vegetation at close to distant proximity to forest streams (at 3-100m distance), in rainforest.
Populations of the species are generally common where they occur (Inger et al., 1999).
Populations might be under impact from forest degradation and clearance, but the species is not known to be acutely threatened.
Its range includes several protected areas. Clarification of the taxonomy of the R. appendiculatus complex is required before meaningful conservation assessment can be made.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Mainland Southeast Asian records of Rhacophorus appendiculatus are referred to this taxon. Kurixalus odontotarsus might be a synonym of this species (Ohler et al. 2000).
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