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Amphibia > Anura > Rhacophoridae > Raorchestes

Raorchestes shillongensis (Pillai & Chanda, 1973) – Shillong Bush Frog

Taxonomic Notes:

This species is listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).

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Status, Habitat and Habits:

This extremely rare species is endemic to a small area of tropical moist forest in Shillong, Meghalaya, NE-India (below 1,400m asl).

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).

According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining. Its current population size is unknown. Its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 sq km. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to human encroachments like logging and urbanization.

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Bhavanarayeni, R. 2021. Raorchestes shillongensis (Pillai & Chanda, 1973) – Shillong Bush Frog. Gosavi, N., A. Bayani, A. Khandekar, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Amphibians of India, v. 1.05. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.indianamphibians.org/sp/431/Raorchestes-shillongensis
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