This Australian endemic is found along the coast of New South Wales, from mid-eastern New South Wales to the border of Victoria and into coastal East Gippsland, Victoria. Its range is very uncertain.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in dry forest, woodlands, shrublands and grasslands in open and disturbed areas. It is commonly found near water, but can be found in dry depressions that flood in winter and spring. Males call in spring and summer from the ground or in litter along the water’s edge. The eggs are small and the larvae are aquatic.
This is a rare species.
The major threat to this species is infrastructure development for human settlement around the central coast of New South Wales.
Its range includes several protected areas. Further research is required to resolve its taxonomy.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainty as to its taxonomic status as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
There are taxonomic problems with this species.
Graeme Gillespie, Murray Littlejohn, Peter Robertson, Frank Lemckert 2004. Uperoleia tyleri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T41063A10396019. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T41063A10396019.en .Downloaded on 18 February 2019