Conservation ActionsThere are no direct conservation measures in place for this species. There do not appear to be any protected areas on Dalupiri Island. There is a need to conserve suitable areas of forest on Dalupiri Island, and to undertake additional research into the possible distribution (especially for the islands of Calayan and Camiguin Norte), ecological requirements, and threats to this little-known species. Research into the taxonomic status of this species is urgently required to verify that this is a distinct species.
Location InformationThis Philippine endemic species is known from a 1990 survey on Dalupiri Island, in the Babuyan Island Group, Cagayan Province (Ota and Ross 1994). Reported specimens from Camiguin Norte Island require confirmation (R. Brown pers. comm. 2007) and are not mentioned by Leviton et al. (2018). Records from Calayan and Babuyan Claro are genetically very close to this species (Leviton et al. 2018), but are not formally assigned to this species by these authors. It has been recorded from sea level up to 200 m asl.