Philautus davidlabangi
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
Species Description: Matsui M 2009 A new species of Philautus (Amphibia, Anura, Rhacophoridae) from the lowlands of Sarawak, western Borneo. Zoological Science 26:437-442.

© 2009 Maximilian Dehling (1 of 1)

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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: Malaysia



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is only known from Gunung (Mount) Serapi, in the suburbs of Kuching (less than 25 km from the city of Kuching), in the Matang Range, lowland of Sarawak State, western Borneo, East Malaysia (Matsui 2009). Its altitudinal range is 165-330 m asl  and it occurs within the 22.3 km2 Kubah National Park (Matsui 2009).

Habitat and Ecology

It is known from mixed dipterocarp lowland forest (Matsui 2009). Individuals have been found perching on leaves of trees (0.6–3 m above the ground) along a road (Matsui 2009). Males call from November to January, being less active and calling from higher portions of trees in November; calls were rarely heard in August (Matsui 2009). Females are currently unknown (Matsui 2009). Like other congeners, this species is presumed to breed by direct development. It is unknown whether this species is tolerant of disturbed environments.


No population status information is currently available for this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Although a large area of the Matang Range (including the type locality) is protected as Kubah National Park, the fringe areas of the Matang Range are rapidly being developed, and a significant increase in tourism in the park might cause environmental deterioration (Matsui 2009). 

Conservation Actions

This species occurs within the Kubah National Park (Matsui 2009). However, due to potential threats in the fringe areas of the park, further conservation measures could be necessary (Matsui 2009). More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, natural history and threats.

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 population status and ecological requirements. However, future information on whether threats affect the area where this species occurs might lead this species to qualify for a threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

In the Philautus aurifasciatus group according to the original publication (Matsui 2009).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2011. Philautus davidlabangi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T187833A8636840. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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