Kroombit tinker frog

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Kroombit Tinker Frog
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Myobatrachidae
Genus: Taudactylus
Species: T. pleione
Binomial name
Taudactylus pleione
Czechura, 1986

The Kroombit tinker frog or Pleione's torrent frog (Taudactylus pleione) is a species of frog in the Myobatrachidae family. It is endemic to Central Queensland in Australia. It lives among rocks and leaf litter near small flowing streams.

As most other members of the genus Taudactylus, this species has declined drastically and is consequently considered critically endangered by the IUCN. The reason for this decline is unclear, but likely linked to the disease Chytridiomycosis. It may also be threatened by habitat loss.

Conservation status[edit]

It is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List, and as Endangered under Queensland's Nature Conservation Act 1992.

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