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Amphibia > Anura > Rhacophoridae > Rhacophorus

Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus Vasudevan & Dutta, 2000 – False Malabar Gliding Frog

Taxonomic Notes:

This is also known as Anaimalai Flying Frog.

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 arboreal species is found only in Indira Gandhi National Park and its surroundings in Tamil Nadu, India. It inhabits the tropical moist evergreen forest of southern Western Ghats at an altitudinal range of 1,000m-1,300m above sea level.

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 and 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 plantation outside the National Park and also other human encroachment like wood extraction.

References:

S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Karthikeyan Vasudevan, Chelmala Srinivasulu, S.P. Vijayakumar. 2004. Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59016A11869234. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59016A11869234.en. Accessed on 05 November 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R. 2021. Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus Vasudevan & Dutta, 2000 – False Malabar Gliding 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/449/Rhacophorus-pseudomalabaricus
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