Papurana elberti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ranidae

Scientific Name: Papurana elberti (Roux, 1911)
Common Name(s):
English Lesser Sundas Frog
Hylarana elberti (Roux, 1911)
Rana elberti Roux, 1911
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2017. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: Limnonectes timorensis is treated here as a synonym of Hylarana elberti following Iskandar and Colijn (2000). This form might be the same species as Hylarana florensis (D. Iskandar pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, 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 known from Flores, Sumba, Timor (including East Timor), Wetar, Babar and Tanimbar in Indonesia. It is a lowland species.
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia; Timor-Leste
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Population [top]

Population:It is probably uncommon, but there is little information. There are a few recent records.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in lowland dry forest and savannahs in wet areas, such as marshes and streams. It presumably breeds in water by larval development but there is currently no information.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information regarding threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known whether or not this species occurs in any protected areas. Taxonomic research is needed to determine the status of this species.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This species has been moved to the genus Papurana (previously Hylarana).

Citation: Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni. 2004. Papurana elberti (errata version published in 2016). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58590A89363201. . Downloaded on 23 March 2018.
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