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Philoria pughi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA LIMNODYNASTIDAE

Scientific Name: Philoria pughi
Species Authority: Knowles, Mahony, Armstrong and Donnellan, 2004

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Jean-Marc Hero, Michael Mahony
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the north-eastern corner of New South Wales close to the border with Queensland. There are seven confirmed localities, and several other as yet unconfirmed localities, suggesting that it most likely has a larger range than is currently mapped here. It occurs at elevations above 600m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Australia
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Population [top]

Population: It is not a common species, and most known populations are small.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is usually found in streams or temporary pools in high rainfall rainforest. It lays eggs in nests in the ground, where the larvae also complete their development.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Livestock farming is a major threat to the species, mainly due to the trampling of nest sites.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes at least two protected areas, namely the Gibraltar Range National Park and Washpool National Park.

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.

Knowles, R., Mahony, M., Armstrong, J. and Donnellan, S. 2004. Systematics of sphagnum frogs of the genus Philoria (Anura: Myobatrachidae) in eastern Australia, with the description of two new species. Records of the Australian Museum: 57-74.


Citation: Jean-Marc Hero, Michael Mahony 2004. Philoria pughi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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