|Scientific Name:||Cophixalus mcdonaldi|
|Species Authority:||Zweifel, 1985|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(v)+2ab(v) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Jean-Marc Hero, Richard Retallick, Conrad Hoskin, Keith McDonald|
|Reviewer(s):||Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)|
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2 and its Area Of Occupancy is less than 500km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is a predicted decline in the number of mature individuals due to global warming.
|Range Description:||This Australian endemic is found only in a small area called Bowling Green Bay National Park on Mount Elliott, south-east of Townsville in northern Queensland. It has been recorded at 900-1,200m asl.|
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|Population:||It is an uncommon species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Individuals are usually seen on palm fronds in the rainforest. Breeding takes place by direct development.|
|Major Threat(s):||The threats to this species mainly come from human impacts on existing protected areas, primarily habitat degradation due to erosion following increased human traffic and development of walking tracks and other tourist facilities. The increased occurrence of wildfires is also a threat, and the species may be at risk of climate change.|
|Conservation Actions:||All populations occur within a protected area in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, which was inscribed in 1988. Plans for wildfire management and cool controlled burning have been developed.|
Barker, J., Grigg, G. and Tyler, M. 1995. A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons Pty Ltd, New South Wales.
Hoskin C.J. 2004. Australian microhylid frogs (Cophixalus and Austrochaperina): Phylogeny, new species, species redescription, new calls, distributional data and breeding notes. Australian Journal of Zoology: 237-269.
IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.
McDonald, K.R. 1992. Distribution patterns and conservation status of north Queensland rainforest frogs. Conservation Technical Report No. 1, Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage, Brisbane, Australia.
Zweifel, R.G. 1985. Australian Frogs of the family Microhylidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History: 265-388.
|Citation:||Jean-Marc Hero, Richard Retallick, Conrad Hoskin, Keith McDonald 2004. Cophixalus mcdonaldi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 April 2015.|