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  Pelophryne signata (Boulenger, 1894)
  Family Name : Bufonidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Amphibian)

  Synonyms : Pelophryne brevipes

  Common Names : Saint Andrew’s Cross Toadlet

 
Saint Andrew’s Cross Toadlet
  • Description
    • Description :
      Body slender, snout blunt, hind limbs relatively short and slender. Skin moderately warty, greyish-brown with scattered red spots, and a pale brown, dark edged X-shaped marking over back. No raised gland along side of head, no ridges on top of head. Tips of fingers and toes distinctly squarish in shape.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Inhabits primary forest where it has been found among leaf-litter on the forest floor, and at the bases of large trees.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Terrestrial
      Distribution :
      Known only from a single location in the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. The species is also known from the Malay Peninsula and Borneo.
      Nature Reserves :
      Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Habitat degradation, particularly from the possible drying up of the Bukit Timah forest.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      Its biology is poorly known.
      Conservation Notes :
      Continued protection of known habitats, including careful management of the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Native
      Conservation Status :
      Rare
      Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Critically Endangered (CR)
      Singapore Red Data Book 1994 status :
      Endangered (E)
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 
      Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 
      Ng, P.K.L. & Wee, Y.C. (Eds.). 1994. The Singapore Red Data Book (1st Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 343pp 

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