Leiopelma pakeka Bell, Daugherty, and Hay, 1998

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leiopelmatidae > Genus: Leiopelma > Species: Leiopelma pakeka

Leiopelma pakeka Bell, Daugherty, and Hay, 1998, J. R. Soc. New Zealand, 28: 42. Holotype: MONZ AM 86, by original designation. Type locality: "Maud Island, Cook Strait, latitude 41° 01′ S, longitude 173° 53′ E", New Zealand.

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Maud Island and introduced onto Motuara Island, New Zealand.


See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 293. Holyoake, Waldman, and Gemmell, 2001, Animal Conserv., 4: 29-35, doubted the distinctiveness of this taxon from Leiopelma hamiltoni on genetic distance grounds.

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