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Taudactylus eungellensis (Eungella Day Frog)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Eungella Torrent Frog (Taudactylus eungellensis) is a species of stream dwelling frog endemic to Australia. It is restricted to ranges west of Mackay in mid-eastern Queensland.
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Taudactylus eungellensis

EDGE Analysis

Until January 1985 this species was considered to be common across its range, but at this time the first indications of decline were recorded, first at lower altitudes and then throughout the whole range. Tadpoles were known from the southern part of the species range until May 1987, after which it was thought that the species may have gone extinct. However, an individual discovered in 1992 raised hopes for the Eungella day frog. Subsequent monitoring has revealed that populations are recovering in at least part of the species' former range, although drought since 1997 is threatening the species once again.
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
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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
Eungella National Park II 147930 Queensland, Australia      

Range Map

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Citations

Species recognized by , , 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.
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 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
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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