The Magnificent Broodfrog Pseudophryne covacevichae Ingram and Corben 1994 is a Vulnerable frog species that was believed to be highly localised in the Ravenshoe region of the southern Atherton Tableland, north Queensland. Here we extend the known range of P. covacevichae approximately 160 km south-southeast to the Paluma Range. This represents a significant range extension and we point out the need for surveys in the intervening upland open forests, and genetic analysis of population structure of this threatened species. Additionally, we extend the range of Uperoleia altissima Davies et al. 1993 south to the Paluma Range, and provide additional information on its distribution and habitat. We also discuss the need for detailed analysis of the relationship between P. covacevichae and the phenotypically similar species P. major Parker 1940.
A significant range extension for the Magnificent Broodfrog Pseudophryne covacevichae, with comments on similarity with P. major, and additional data on the distribution of Uperoleia altissima
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Stephen Zozaya, Conrad Hoskin; A significant range extension for the Magnificent Broodfrog Pseudophryne covacevichae, with comments on similarity with P. major, and additional data on the distribution of Uperoleia altissima. Australian Zoologist 1 January 2015; 37 (3): 365–368. doi: https://doi.org/10.7882/AZ.2014.041
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