Austrochaperina brevipes
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 poorly known species has been recorded only from two localities 38km apart: Mount Victoria, and the Myola Guest House, in the Owen Stanley Range in south-eastern Papua New Guinea. It is possibly more widely distributed. Myola Guest House is at about 2,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in leaf-litter and beneath logs in mossy montane rainforest. Like other species in the genus, it is presumably a species that breeds by direct development.


The population status of this species is unknown. The most recent record of it is from 1987.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to it.

Conservation Actions

Its range does not overlap with any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its Extent of Occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.


Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel 2004. Austrochaperina brevipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57689A11664806. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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