AMPHIBIAWEB
Cornufer sulcatus
family: Ceratobatrachidae
subfamily: Ceratobatrachinae
 
Species Description: Kraus F, Allison A 2007 Two new species of Platymantis (Anura: Ranidae) from New Britain. Zootaxa 1485:13-32

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Papua New Guinea

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from the southern slopes of the Nakanai Mountains on the island of New Britain, in the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, at 520-865m asl, in the vicinity of the western end of Jacquinot Bay. It is likely to occur more widely, at least in the Nakanai Mountains.

Habitat and Ecology

This species lives in leaf-litter in primary and old secondary rainforests. It can probably tolerate some habitat alterations, but is unlikely to survive in completely open habitats. It presumably breeds by direct development, without dependence on aquatic habitats.

Population

From the limited information currently available, it appears not to be a common species.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

The most obvious threats are forest logging and, if the species occurs more widely on New Britain, permanent conversion of habitat to oil palm plantations (the currently known locality is probably not at risk from this latter threat).

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas. Surveys are needed to determine its distribution, ecological requirements and conservation needs.

Citation

Fred Kraus 2008. Cornufer sulcatus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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