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Platymantis boulengeri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CERATOBATRACHIDAE

Scientific Name: Platymantis boulengeri
Species Authority: (Boettger, 1892)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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 Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because 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 restricted to the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Its distribution on New Britain is poorly documented. It occurs up to 400m asl, probably higher.
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It is a low-density species. It was last recorded in 2000, but there have been very few records.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The adults occur on the floor of lowland and foothill rainforest, and juveniles climb up to 1m above ground on low vegetation. It is a direct developing species that lays its eggs on the ground. It also occurs in agricultural areas.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Serious logging might be a threat to this species, but further research into the effects of logging is required.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The impacts of logging need to be assessed. It is not known from any protected areas, but might occur in some.

Citation: Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Platymantis boulengeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 October 2014.
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