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Litoria obtusirostris 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Litoria obtusirostris Meyer, 1875
Taxonomic Notes: This species will probably prove to be a synonym of Litoria nigropunctata (Richards pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Stephen Richards, David Price
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the type locality, Yapen Island (probably near Ansus), Papua, Indonesia.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Indonesia
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Population [top]

Population:It has not been collected again since it was first described, so its population status is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Its habitat and ecological requirements are unknown.
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on the threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Urgent efforts are needed to rediscover it and to determine its taxonomic status, distribution, and population status. This will require additional topotypic material to determine its taxonomic identity. It is probably a synonym of Litoria nigropunctata, but no specimens still exist for this species.

Citation: Stephen Richards, David Price. 2004. Litoria obtusirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55743A11360262. . Downloaded on 22 November 2017.
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