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 km, while the area of occupancy is less than 500 km and could be even less than 100 km 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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