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Taudactylus rheophilus (Northern Tinker Frog)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Northern Tinker Frog or Tinkling Frog (Taudactylus rheophilus) is a species of frog in the Myobatrachidae family. It is endemic to humid mountainous areas of north-eastern Queensland in Australia. It lives among rocks and logs at small fast-flowing streams. Adults are nocturnal. As most other members of the genus Taudactylus, this species has declined drastically and is consequently considered critically endangered by the IUCN.
View Wikipedia Record: Taudactylus rheophilus

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Taudactylus rheophilus

EDGE Analysis

In the early 1990s declines in populations of the northern tinker frog were so huge it was thought that the species may have been driven to extinction; surveys from 1991 to 1994 failed to find any individuals. However, later in the decade small numbers of individuals were heard calling again. The genus Taudactylus, known as torrent frogs, contains just six species, and is highly threatened with extinction; four of the species have been classified by the IUCN as Critically Endangered, one as Near Threatened, and one as Extinct. Chytrid fungus is the suspected cause of declines in the torrent frogs, and is known to have caused the extinction of two closely related species from the same part of Queensland.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
17
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
87
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 35.04
EDGE Score: 6.36
View EDGE Record: Taudactylus rheophilus

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Queensland tropical rain forests Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Crater Lakes National Park II 2320 Queensland, Australia
Daintree National Park II 190805 Queensland, Australia  
Kuranda National Park II 66422 Queensland, Australia  
Mount Lewis National Park II 68053 Queensland, Australia  
Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Site 2210160 Queensland, Australia    
Wooroonooran National Park II 283924 Queensland, Australia  

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Chilomastix caulleryi <Unverified Name>[1]
Trichomitus batrachorum <Unverified Name>[1]

Range Map

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Citations

Species recognized by , , ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <www.iucnredlist.org> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Attributes / relations provided by 1Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators. Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access