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Austrochaperina septentrionalis
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Papua New Guinea

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This recently described species is known only from the Bewani Mountains in north-western Papua New Guinea. It seems likely that it will be found in additional mountain ranges north of the Sepik River (such as the Torricelli Mountains and the Cyclops Mountains). It has been collected between 950 and 1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It has been collected on the floor of primary medium-crowned lowland hill forest. Like other species in the genus, it presumably breeds by direct development.

Population

This species appears to be uncommon.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

No data are available.

Conservation Actions

It is not known if the species occurs in protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Rationale

Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Citation

Allen Allison, Fred Kraus 2004. Austrochaperina septentrionalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57701A11671966. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57701A11671966.en .Downloaded on 21 November 2018

 

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