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Xenorhina gigantea
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: Indonesia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality near the upper Lorentz River, and Eipomek, approximately 140km east of the type locality, in Papua, Indonesia, at 1,700-2,400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits montane forest, and possibly also montane grasslands (according to local informants; Blum and Menzies 1988), and presumably breeds by direct development.

Population

It is reportedly rare, according to local people.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

There is little information on threats to this species, but the area around Eipomek has been heavily cleared for rural gardens.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Lorentz National Park.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Rationale

Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Citation

Stephen Richards, David Price 2004. Xenorhina gigantea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58028A11719280. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58028A11719280.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018

 

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