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Distribution and Habitat
Population and Distribution
Pseudophryne covacevichae is known only from a small area near Ravenshoe, north Queensland were it has been found at 22 discrete sites with 36 populations (McDonald et al. 2000). The species has a limited area of occurrence (approximately 250 km2, map in McDonald et al. 2000) and small area of occupancy (less than 50 ha, McDonald et al. 2000). All records of the species have been from above 800 m altitude (McDonald et al. 2000). Limited information is available on population size, however known populations cover small areas (largest being approximately 0.5 ha, but most less than 0.1 ha) and the number of calling males at each site ranges from 1-20 (McDonald et al. 2000).
Pseudophryne covacevichae is known from Timber Reserve 245, SF 754,488, and 251, Millstream NP and Ravenshoe rubbish dump reserve, road reserves and freehold land (Ingram & Corben 1994; McDonald et al. 2000).
Pseudophryne covacevichae appears to be restricted to specific habitats with all records being from the rhyolites of the Glen Gorden Volcanics (McDonald et al. 2000). The species has been found around seepage areas in open eucalypt forests with an understorey comprised of Themeda triandra, Xanthorrhoea sp., Gahnia sp., Lophostemon suaveolens, Allocasuarina littoralis and A. torulosa (McDonald et al. 2000). In areas where cattle grazing has reduced ground cover the species has also been located in leaf-litter build up in first order streams (McDonald et al. 2000). Non breeding habitat is unknown.