Cornufer elegans 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ceratobatrachidae

Scientific Name: Cornufer elegans
Species Authority: Brown and Parker, 1970
Batrachylodes elegans Brown and Parker, 1970

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Fred Parker, Stephen Richards
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea, occurring below 1,000m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits rainforest, but also lives in gardens, villages, towns, and other anthropogenic habitats. It is a species that breeds by direct development and lays its eggs on the ground.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The war in Bougainville has probably minimised impacts of logging, but it is doubtful that this species would be adversely affected by logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Fred Parker, Stephen Richards. 2004. Cornufer elegans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58234A11755580. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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