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Pherohapsis menziesi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MICROHYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Pherohapsis menziesi
Species Authority: Zweifel, 1972

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Stephen Richards, Fred Parker, James Menzies
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The type locality for this species is in the Sogeri plateau 8km north and 27km east of Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, at 460m asl. The limits of its distribution are not well understood.
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It is not uncommon.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a very adaptable species that calls from concealed positions (possibly in holes) in mowed lawns, plantations, and in closed-canopy rainforest. It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Since it appears to be able to withstand severe habitat disturbance, it is probably not facing any serious threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It possibly occurs in Varirata National Park.

Citation: Stephen Richards, Fred Parker, James Menzies 2004. Pherohapsis menziesi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 December 2014.
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