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Cophixalus mcdonaldi
McDonald's Frog
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia

 

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Found in a small area called Bowling Green Bay National Park on Mt Elliott, south-east of Townsville in northern Queensland. Extent of occurrence is approximately 300km2.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Seen on palm fronds in the rainforest between 900m – 1000m asl.

Trends and Threats
Small extent of occurrence and populations threatened by habitat degradation through wildfire.

Threats
Occurs in National Parks in the Wet Tropics. Threats are mainly from human impacts on the parks, for example: erosion following human traffic, increased visitation, habitat degradation and development of walking tracks and other tourist facilities. Increased occurrences of wildfire are also a threat.

Conservation Measures
All populations occur within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Plans for wildfire management and cool controlled burning have been developed.

References

Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.

McDonald, K.R. (1992). Distribution Patterns and Conservation Status of North Queensland Rainforest Frogs. Conservation Technical Report No. 1. Department of Environment and Heritage, Queensland.

Zweifel, R.G. (1985). ''Australian frogs of the family Microhylidae.'' Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 182, 265-388.



Written by J.-M. Hero; K. R. McDonald; R. A. Alford; M. Cunningham (m.hero AT mailbox.gu.edu.au), Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero (2008-09-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Cophixalus mcdonaldi: McDonald's Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/2256> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 20, 2017.



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