Philautus similipalensis
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
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: India


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This recently described species is currently known only from Orissa State, at the northern tip of the Eastern Ghats in eastern India. It has been collected at altitudes of around 770m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It has been found underneath rotten sal leaves, and in loose leaf-covered soil and inside rotten logs sometimes close to riverbanks. The habitat type in which this species was collected is unclear, though it is likely to be tropical dry forest. This is presumed to be a direct developing species.


The population status of this species is not known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known, though its habitat might be under pressure.

Conservation Actions

It is known only from the proposed Similipal Biosphere Reserve.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.


Sushil Dutta 2004. Philautus similipalensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58906A11853574. .Downloaded on 22 January 2019


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