One of the conclusions of the comprehensive work is that is region should be considered a biodiversity in the region representing approximately 35% percent of the total Philippine herpetofauna.
|Platymantis polillensis (credit Rafe M. Brown)|
Such a baseline opens a variety of opportunities for future studies in taxonomy, biogeography, ecology and conservation of northern Luzon's amphibians and reptiles. The paper provides a catalog of the regional biodiversity with over 100 images and a huge amount of life history and geographical data. It would be wonderful to add DNA Barcodes of these unique faunal samples to the library. Conservation of Luzon's vertebrate biodiversity remains an on-going effort, challenged by rapid development,logging, mining and conversion of natural habitats into agricultural lands.