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Platymantis parkeri
family: Ceratobatrachidae
subfamily: Ceratobatrachinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Papua New Guinea

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from the northern end of Bougainville Island and from Buka Island, North Solomons Province, Papua New Guinea. It occurs below 100m asl, but only on uplifted coral. It certainly does not occur further south in Bougainville due to the lack of uplifted coral landscapes.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a terrestrial species found in lowland rainforest and regrowth forest, rural gardens, villages, and other anthropogenic habitats. It presumably breeds by direct development.

Population

Its abundance is very hard to determine, since it is a diminutive species and very hard to find.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

It is an adaptable species, but might be at risk from stochastic threatening processes, owing to its very small distribution.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas. There is a need for close monitoring of the population status of this species.

Taxonomic Notes

Brown (1965) described two subspecies within Platymantis parkeri: P. p. parkeri from Bougainville; and P. p. bukanensis from Buka.

Citation

Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Cornufer parkeri. In: IUCN 2014

 

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