Liuixalus romeri (Smith, 1953)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Chirixalus romeri (Smith, 1953); Philautus romeri Smith, 1953


Conservation Status

Last record: 1953

Rediscovered in 1984

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



Hong Kong


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Smith, M. A. (1953). Description of a new species of frog of the genus Philautus. Annales and Magazine of Natural History [1953]: 477-478.


Other references:

Chan Kin-fung, S., Ka-shing, C., Ching-yee, H., Fung-ngai, L., Wang-sze, T., Lau, M.W.-N. and Bogadek, A. 2005. A Field Guide to the Amphibians of Hong Kong. Friends of the Country Parks Cosmos Book Limited, Hong Kong.

Lau, M.W.N. 1998. Habitat Use by Hong Kong Amphibians, with Special Reference to the Ecology and Conservation of Philautus romeri. Ph.D. Thesis, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Michael Wai Neng Lau, Zhao Ermi. 2004. Liuixalus romeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58794A11830853. Downloaded on 05 February 2017.

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]


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