Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Hylophorbus nigrinus
Species Authority: Günther, 2001

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 is known from two localities in Papua, Indonesia: Yapen Island (off the north coast of New Guinea), 7km north of Kontiunai, at 620-680m asl; and Dabra (on the New Guinea mainland), at 80m asl. It has only been found immediately around the type localities, and has not yet been found elsewhere.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a rare species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives on the floor of tropical forest, including in secondary re-growth forest, and presumably breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It might be threatened by selective logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Although it is found in Yapen Nature Reserve, logging continues here.

Citation: Rainer Günther, David Price. 2004. Hylophorbus nigrinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57824A11689562. . Downloaded on 05 October 2015.
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