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Aphantophryne pansa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MICROHYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Aphantophryne pansa
Species Authority: Fry, 1917

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Stephen Richards, Allen Allison
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its likely wide distribution, 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: This species is known from two widely separated mountainous regions at high elevations in Papua New Guinea: in the Owen Stanley Range; and in the mountains south of Wau, Morobe Province. It presumably occurs in intervening areas where there is much additional suitable habitat. It occurs from 2,800-3,840m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally abundant species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in high-altitude grasslands and is a species that breed by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats. The habitats where it occurs are not under any immediate threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its distribution and abundance need to be properly documented. It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Aphantophryne pansa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 October 2014.
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