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Austrochaperina polysticta
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 species was known only from one old specimen from the type locality near Sattelberg, on the Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea, which was collected at an unknown altitude.

Habitat and Ecology

This species probably occurs in lowland rainforest and presumably breeds by direct development.

Population

There is no information on the population status of this species, and the single known specimen has been destroyed.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species, although habitat clearance for rural gardens has taken place around the tip of the Huon Peninsula.

Conservation Actions

Its distribution, habitat requirements and abundance need to be properly documented. It is not known from any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Rationale

Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Citation

Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel 2004. Austrochaperina polysticta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57699A11666993. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57699A11666993.en

 

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