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Palmatorappia solomonis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CERATOBATRACHIDAE

Scientific Name: Palmatorappia solomonis
Species Authority: (Sternfeld, 1920)
Taxonomic Notes: This form probably represents two separate species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Stephen Richards, Fred Parker
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in the Solomons Archipelago

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from several large islands in the Solomon archipelago, including Bougainville and Buka in Papua New Guinea. Recent studies (S. Richards, unpubl.) suggest that this species might have a wide distribution in the Solomon Islands. It has been recorded from 700-1,500m asl on Bougainville, but in the Solomons it has been recorded only up to 250m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very uncommon species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found on low vegetation and trees in tropical rainforest, and also in good quality secondary forest. It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Logging might be impacting some populations, particularly in the Solomons.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has not been recorded from any protected areas. Given the increasing rate of forest loss within the Solomon Islands, especially at lower elevations, there is a definite need for improved habitat protection at sites where this species is known to occur.

Citation: Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Palmatorappia solomonis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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