Austrochaperina parkeri
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Species Description: Zweifel, R. G. 2000. Partition of the Australopapuan Microhylid frog genus Sphenophryne with descriptions of new species. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History No.253.
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 species is known from the type locality 4km north of Lae (at sea level), and from the north-west slope of Mount Shungol 30km to the south-west of the type locality (at around 700m asl), in Papua New Guinea.

Habitat and Ecology

The type specimen was collected in lowland rainforest, whereas at Mount Shungol this species was found in the leaf-litter of primary rainforest. Like other members of the genus, this species presumably breeds by direct development.


Only one specimen was obtained from the type locality, and the population status at Mount Shungol is not known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat disturbance might be a local threat to it.

Conservation Actions

Its distribution, habitat requirements and abundance need to be properly documented. It is not known to occur within any protected area.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Stephen Richards, Fred Parker, Fred Kraus 2004. Austrochaperina parkeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57698A11666744. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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