Cornufer macrosceles 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ceratobatrachidae

Scientific Name: Cornufer macrosceles Zweifel, 1975
Platymantis macrosceles Zweifel, 1975

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the type locality, Ti, in the Nakanai Mountains in West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, at around 900m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population:Its population status is unknown. It was last recorded in 1999 and is known only from three specimens.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs in rainforest on low vegetation, and breeds by direct development, laying its eggs in trees.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is not clear whether or not there are any threats to it. There is a large amount of logging occurring on New Britain Island, but it is uncertain whether or not it is occurring within the range of this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The distribution, habitat requirements and current population status of the species need to be documented. It is not known from a protected area.

Citation: Stephen Richards, Allen Allison. 2004. Cornufer macrosceles. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58466A11773983. . Downloaded on 22 July 2018.
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