Uperoleia trachyderma


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Uperoleia trachyderma
Species Authority: Tyler, Davies and Martin, 1981
Common Name(s):
English Blacksoil Toadlet

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Jean-Marc Hero, Dale Roberts, Paul Horner, Richard Retallick
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
2002 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This Australian endemic is currently known from a large area of land stretching across central Northern Territory, around the region of Elliott, and in northwestern Queensland, and into a small area of northeastern Western Australia. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 241,000km2.
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Population [top]

Population: It is known from only 10 specimens.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is found amongst grassland on blacksoils and grey self-mulching cracking clays. The areas flood during the wet season. Breeding biology and tadpoles are unknown.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to the species and it occurs in a remote region with little human disturbance.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place.

Citation: Jean-Marc Hero, Dale Roberts, Paul Horner, Richard Retallick 2004. Uperoleia trachyderma. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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