Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Cophixalus ateles
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1898)

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality, Moroka, at 700m asl, in Papua New Guinea. Animals that fit the description of this species, but which are not yet confirmed as being of this species, are widespread in south-eastern Papua New Guinea.
Countries occurrence:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: t is known only from the type series, described in 1898.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is presumably a forest inhabitant that breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No data are available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: As there have been no confirmed records of this species for over 100 years, there is an urgent need to determine its current status, and the correct identities of the animals (which fit its description) that are widespread in south-eastern Papua New Guinea.

Citation: Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel. 2004. Cophixalus ateles. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57771A11682231. . Downloaded on 14 October 2015.
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