IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)


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Range Description

Poecilotheria formosa is endemic to the southern Eastern Ghats between Salem and Tirupathi in southern India; reported only from three locations, altitude of less than 1,000 m. The extent of occurrence encompassing known and inferred distribution is less than 5,000 km², while the area of occupancy is less than 500 km² and could be even less than 100 km² due to extensive loss of habitat. In Andhra Pradesh: Renigunta station (Smith and Kirk 2001); in Tamil Nadu: Kadiampatti, Mullapuram in Salem District (Pocock 1900a,b)


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