Northern tinker frog
|Northern Tinker Frog|
Liem & Hosmer, 1973
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. The reason for this decline is unclear, but likely linked to the disease Chytridiomycosis. It may also be threatened by habitat loss.
- Alford, R., McDonald, K., Cunningham, M. & Retallick, R. 2004. Taudactylus rheophilus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 July 2007.
- Taudactylus rheophilus. Australian Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Accessed 2008-06-29.
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