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Litoria wollastoni

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Litoria wollastoni
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1914)
Taxonomic Notes: The status of populations in Papua New Guinea is unclear. More than one species might be included in this taxon (S. Richards pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Stephen Richards, David Bickford, David Price, Fred Kraus
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, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: As it is currently recognized, this species is widespread in the mountains of central and eastern mainland New Guinea (in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea) and is also known from Goodenough and Fergusson Islands, from 300-1,600m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia; Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It appears to be abundant throughout its range.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in and around small streams in lowland and montane rainforest (hill forest). It breeds in streams, and also occurs in degraded forests and rural gardens.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No threats are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The taxonomic status of population at the type locality needs to be assessed, and there should be better documentation of its distribution. Given declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia, monitoring programmes should be initiated. It can be found in Crater Wildlife Management Area, and probably in other protected areas.

Citation: Stephen Richards, David Bickford, David Price, Fred Kraus 2004. Litoria wollastoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 August 2014.
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