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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
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Richard Zweifel, Fred Parker
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
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:
Native:
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.
Systems:Terrestrial

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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