Uperoleia altissima
Montane Toadlet
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Myobatrachinae

© 2002 Jean-Marc Hero (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia


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Confined to the elevated areas on the Atherton and Windsor Tablelands in far northern Queensland. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 7400 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Confined to high altitude moist eucalypt woodland and open forest. Has been found in an area disturbed by mining activities. Breeding biology and larvae unknown.

Trends and Threats
No known declines.


Conservation Measures
None in place.


Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.

Davies, M., Watson, G.F., McDonald, K.R., Trenerry, M.P., and Werren, G. (1993). ''A new species of Uperoleia (Anura: Leptodactylidae: Myobatrachinae) from northeastern Queensland.'' Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 33(1), 167-174.

Written by J-M Hero et al. (m.hero AT, Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory (2008-09-17)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Uperoleia altissima: Montane Toadlet <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 29, 2020.

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