Copiula major 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Copiula major Günther, 2002

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Rainer Günther, David Price
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This newly described species from Papua, Indonesia, is found at the base of the Wandamen Peninsula in the Wondowoi Mountains, at 400-800m asl. Some very similar animals have been found far away in the Crater Mountains of Papua New Guinea (Bickford pers. comm.), but their range has not been mapped in this assessment.
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Population [top]

Population:This species has been found to be abundant during rain.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives under leaf-litter on the forest floor, and has only been found so far in mature forest. It presumably breeds by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The area in which it occurs is scheduled for logging, which might be a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Even though it occurs in the Wandamen Peninsula Nature Reserve, this area is not secure from logging.

Citation: Rainer Günther, David Price. 2004. Copiula major. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57795A11676929. . Downloaded on 16 July 2018.
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