Phyllurus gulbaru 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Carphodactylidae

Scientific Name: Phyllurus gulbaru Hoskin, Couper & Schneider, 2003

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-06-30
Assessor(s): Cogger, H.G.
Reviewer(s): Böhm, M., Collen, B. & Ram, M. (Sampled Red List Index Coordinating Team)
Contributor(s): De Silva, R., Milligan, H.T., Wearn, O.R., Wren, S., Zamin, T., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Lewis, S., Lintott, P. & Powney, G.
Phyllurus gulbaru has been listed as Critically Endangered because its estimated extent of occurrence is approximately 23 km², its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat. The establishment and expansion of protected areas is recommended to reduce the rate of habitat loss occurring within this species' range.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is restricted to Patterson Gorge in the southern Paluma Range of northeast Queensland (Hoskin et al. 2003). Two disjunct and isolated populations exist, one around Palm Tree Creek and the other by an unnamed tributary of the Black River. Hoskin et al. (2003) calculated the estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) for this species as 23 km² and its area of occupancy (AOO) as 14 km².
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Queensland)
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:14
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Yes

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occupies steep rocky habitats inside the Patterson Gorge rainforest area. It has been collected from gullies near running water (Hoskin et al. 2003). This species appears to be completely forest dependent (H. Cogger pers. comm. 2010).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This rainforest-dependent species is threatened by unmanaged burning and grazing that is severely fragmenting and destroying the remaining forest (Hoskin et al. 2003).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Patterson Gorge is located just south of the Wet Tropics UNESCO World Heritage site boundary, and only a small fraction of the suitable habitat for this species is protected by Mt. Cataract State Forest (Hoskin et al. 2003). The establishment of more protected areas within the species' range is needed. Further research and monitoring of the population, habitat status, and threats to this species should be carried out.

Citation: Cogger, H.G. 2010. Phyllurus gulbaru. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T178371A7533127. . Downloaded on 20 June 2018.
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