Conservation status of New Zealand frogs, 2009

  title={Conservation status of New Zealand frogs, 2009},
  author={Donald G. Newman and Ben D. Bell and Phillip J. Bishop and Rhys J. Burns and Amanda Haigh and Rodney A. Hitchmough and Mandy Darlene Tocher},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Zoology},
  pages={121 - 130}
Abstract A reappraisal of the conservation status of the New Zealand frog fauna is presented using the 2008 version of the New Zealand Threat Classification System. Of New Zealand's four extant endemic species, three are judged to be ‘Threatened’ (Leiopelma hamiltoni being ‘Nationally Critical’, and L. pakeka and L. archeyi being ‘Nationally Vulnerable’) and one ‘At Risk’ (L. hochstetteri ‘Declining’). Three Leiopelma species are listed as extinct—they are known from bone deposits in caves… 

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