Conservation Actions

This species is not known from protected areas, although the known distribution lies close to Nantok Samian National Park.

Location Information

This species is endemic to caves in the Phraputthabata subdistrict, Chalermphrakiat District, Saraburi Province, central Thailand (Bauer et al. 2003). The estimated total area of karst in this area "may be around 10 km2", including areas that have since been destroyed (M. Sumontha pers. comm. 2018).

Population Information

Bauer et al. (2003) found three male specimens during day time, and at night they found one female and one juvenile specimen. All specimens were found around or in caves in the Phraputthabata District (Bauer et al. 2003). This species is currently common, but is likely to be declining (M. Sumontha pers. comm. 2017).

Threats

This area is subject to stone quarrying for limestone for concrete and for stone, which represents a significant threat to this species and is projected to become more severe in future (M. Sumontha pers. comm. 2017). This activity already encroaches into the caves where this species is found, and will become more severe in future (M. Sumontha pers. comm. 2017). The species is collected, which given its restricted range may represent a major threat although it is presently common.

IUCN Red List Account Link

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