Phyllurus nepthys 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Carphodactylidae

Scientific Name: Phyllurus nepthys Couper, Covacevich & Moritz, 1993
Identification information: Phyllurus nepthys is greyish brown with irregular dark brown blotches, and usually irregular transverse bars of pale grey blotches. It is very spinose and the ventral surface is notably peppered. The rostral scale is partly divided by a single groove (Wilson and Swan 2013).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2018
Date Assessed: 2017-06-13
Assessor(s): Couper, P. & Hoskin, C.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P.
Contributor(s): Harrison, N.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Bowles, P.
Listed as Least Concern on the basis that this species is common to abundant throughout its limited range, no significant threats have been identified, and it occurs in protected areas.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is restricted to the rain forest in the Clarke Ranges, west of Mackay in Queensland, Australia (Wilson and Swan 2013), from the base to top of the range.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Queensland)
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Population [top]

Population:The species is common, and in places can be abundant (P. Couper and C. Hoskin pers. comm. 2017).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in rainforest, including buildings and fallen palm leaves within rainforest (P. Couper pers. comm. 2017). It can be found on rocks, but occurs more widely through forested areas, and can be found on trees.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species appears not to be in trade, though it is thought likely to be desirable to collectors and may exist in collections unrecorded (P. Couper pers. comm. 2017).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No threats have been identified to this species. While it may be of some interest to collectors, and occurs in an accessible areas, it is likely to resilient to plausible levels of collection due to its abundance (P. Couper and C. Hoskin pers. comm. 2017).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: While there are no specific conservation measures in place for this species it occurs within at least one protected area, Eungella National Park (Macdonald 2013), where its habitat is well-protected.

Citation: Couper, P. & Hoskin, C. 2018. Phyllurus nepthys. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T102664598A102664607. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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