This species is restricted to the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Its distribution on New Britain is poorly documented. It occurs up to 400m asl, probably higher.
Habitat and Ecology
The adults occur on the floor of lowland and foothill rainforest, and juveniles climb up to 1m above ground on low vegetation. It is a direct developing species that lays its eggs on the ground. It also occurs in agricultural areas.
It is a low-density species. It was last recorded in 2000, but there have been very few records.
Serious logging might be a threat to this species, but further research into the effects of logging is required.
The impacts of logging need to be assessed. It is not known from any protected areas, but might occur in some.
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Platymantis boulengeri. In: IUCN 2013