AmphibiaWeb - Uperoleia trachyderma


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Uperoleia trachyderma Tyler, Davies & Martin, 1981
Blacksoil Toadlet
family: Myobatrachidae
subfamily: Myobatrachinae
genus: Uperoleia
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None


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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia

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Currently known from a small area of land stretching across central Northern Territory, around the region of Elliott in western Queensland. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 241000 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Amongst grassland on blacksoils and grey self-mulching cracking clays.. The areas flood during the wet season. Breeding biology and tadpoles unknown.

Trends and Threats
Known from only 10 specimens in a small area of northern Australia.

None known.

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.

Cogger, H.G. (1992). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.

Davies, M., McDonald, K.R., and Corben, C. (1986). ''The genus Uperoleia Gray (Anura: Leptodactylidae) in Queensland, Australia.'' Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 98(4), 147-188.

Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-04-05)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory (2008-09-24)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Uperoleia trachyderma: Blacksoil Toadlet <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 22, 2024.

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