Metamagnusia slateri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Metamagnusia slateri (Loveridge, 1955)
Callulops slateri (Loveridge, 1955)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Stephen Richards, David Bickford
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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Range Description:Based on recent unpublished observations by S. Richards (pers. comm.), this species has a relatively wide distribution in Western and Gulf provinces, Papua New Guinea, from 100-1,100m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population:It is a widespread but relatively low density species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is arboreal, in lowland and hill rainforest. It breeds by direct development in pandans and tree ferns. It can also be found marginal habitats and forest edges, providing pandans are present.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None are known, though it might be affected by logging locally.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its distribution needs to be properly documented. It is found in Crater Wildlife Management Area and other protected areas.

Citation: Stephen Richards, David Bickford. 2004. Metamagnusia slateri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57743A11679513. . Downloaded on 24 June 2018.
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