Aphantophryne minuta 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Aphantophryne minuta Zweifel and Parker, 1989

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Richard Zweifel, Fred Parker
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from two localities in Oro Province, Papua New Guinea: the type locality near the Myola Guest House, at 2,700m asl and Mount Tafa, at 2,400m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population:Only two specimens are known; this is a very hard species to find.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:One individual was found in leaf-litter on a forested ridge. This species presumably breeds by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species, which occurs in an area that has experienced very little human impact.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The area where it occurs used to be protected by local people to at least some extent.

Citation: Richard Zweifel, Fred Parker. 2004. Aphantophryne minuta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57678A11662536. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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