IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)


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Range Description

Megalurulus whitneyi is endemic to the mountains of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu and Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. On Santo, it is usually found at 500-1,500 m but occasionally down to 150 m. Although there are few records of this shy species, it appears to be fairly common (Medway and Marshall 1975, Bregulla 1992, G. Dutson pers. obs. 1997-1998, Dutson 2011). On Guadalcanal, it is only known from three records at the type locality at 1,200-1,550 m (Galbraith and Galbraith 1962, Gibbs 1996, G. Dutson pers. obs. 1997-1998) but is likely to be more widespread (Dutson 2011).


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