Austrochaperina novaebritanniae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Austrochaperina novaebritanniae
Species Authority: Zweifel, 2000

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) 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)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat on New Britain.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from three localities in north-eastern New Britain, Papua New Guinea. S. Richards (pers. comm.) has recently documented a population of this species to the south-west of the two previously known populations. It has been recorded from 350-1,000m asl.
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It occurs in high densities in some habitats.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in lowland rainforest, and has also been found in recently cleared rainforest (although the long-term survival of this population has not been documented). It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened by the logging of lowland forest in New Britain.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no protected areas within the range of the species. Its distribution, habitat requirements and abundance need to be properly investigated, particularly to determine whether or not it is able to withstand logging pressure.

Citation: Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Austrochaperina novaebritanniae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <>. Downloaded on 21 August 2014.
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