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Uperoleia trachyderma

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MYOBATRACHIDAE

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
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)
Justification:
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.
History:
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.
Countries:
Native:
Australia
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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 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 October 2014.
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