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Uperoleia lithomoda

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MYOBATRACHIDAE

Scientific Name: Uperoleia lithomoda
Species Authority: Tyler, Davies and Martin, 1981
Common Name(s):
English Stonemason’s Toadlet
Taxonomic Notes: According to Tyler et al. (1981), the identity of the animals in New Guinea is Uperoleia lithomoda. However, vocal data are needed to confirm whether or not the animals belong to this species or to U. mimula.

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, Stephen Richards, Fred Parker
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 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in northern Australia, from the northern section of the Kimberley region in Western Australia, across the northern region of Northern Territory and into northeastern Queensland. In New Guinea this species is known from the southern lowlands of Papua New Guinea. It has not yet been recorded from Papua (Indonesia). In Australia the estimated altitudinal range of the species is from 0-500m asl, and possibly even as high as 1,000m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Australia; Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It is an uncommon species in New Guinea, but is a common species in Australia.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in woodland and grassy habitat, including areas that have been cleared, which is subject to flooding. It breeds during the wet season. Males call from the base of grass tussocks or exposed positions on coarse gravel soil near temporary water, rarely further than 10m away from water. It breeds in flooded grassland and temporary pools.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The extent of occurrence in southern New Guinea needs to be documented. It occurs in several protected areas throughout its range.

Citation: Jean-Marc Hero, Dale Roberts, Paul Horner, Richard Retallick, Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Uperoleia lithomoda. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 December 2014.
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