Cornufer gigas 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ceratobatrachidae

Scientific Name: Cornufer gigas Brown and Parker, 1970
Batrachylodes gigas Brown and Parker, 1970

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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 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 at the southern end of Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea, where it has been recorded between 500 and 1,500m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population:It is not a common species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits tropical rainforest and reproduces by direct development, laying its eggs in trees.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is not clear what the threats are to this species. The conflict on Bougainville Island, which ended in 1997, probably minimised the impacts of logging on this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its distribution on Bougainville and other islands needs to be determined, and its population status needs to be assessed. There are no protected areas within the species' range.

Citation: Fred Parker, Stephen Richards. 2004. Cornufer gigas. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58235A11755676. . Downloaded on 21 May 2018.
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