Raorchestes munnarensis

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Raorchestes munnarensis
Endangered (IUCN3.1Q)[1]
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Raorchestes
R. munnarensis
Binomial name
Raorchestes munnarensis
(Biju and Bossuyt, 2009)
  • Philautus munnarensis Biju and Bossuyt, 2009
  • Pseudophilautus munnarensis Li, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009
  • Raorchestes munnarensis Biju, Shouche, Dubois, Dutta, and Bossuyt, 2010

The Munnar bush frog (Raorchestes munnarensis) is a frog. It lives in India. Scientists have seen it in Devikulam and Munnar in the Western Ghat mountains,[2][3] between 1400 and 2000 meters above sea level.[1]

Scientists say this frog is in danger of dying out because it lives in only a small place, and people are still changing it in ways that make it harder for the frog to live there. For example, people build farms to grow tea and eucalyptus. People might hit this frog with cars. Climate change might also kill this frog. This frog's home includes two protected parks: Eravikulam National Park and Anamalai Tiger Reserve. Scientists think about half the frogs live in these two places.[1]

Scientists have seen the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis on other frogs in Raorchestes, so they think it could make R. munnarensis sick too. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis causes the fungal disease chytridiomycosis.[1]

First paper[change | change source]

  • Biju SD; Bossuyt F (2009). "Systematics and phylogeny of Philautus Gistel, 1848 (Anura, Rhacophoridae) in the Western Ghats of India, with descriptions of 12 new species". Zool J Linn Soc (Abstract). 155: 374–444. Retrieved August 29, 2023.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2022). "Variable Bush Frog: Raorchestes munnarensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 3.1. p. e.T58914A166108306. 58914. Retrieved April 3, 2024.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Frost, Darrel R. "Raorchestes munnarensis (Biju and Bossuyt, 2009)". Amphibian Species of the World, an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York. Retrieved August 30, 2023.
  3. "Raorchestes munnarensis (Biju and Bossuyt, 2009)". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved August 30, 2023.