This species ranges widely along the bases of the northern coastal mountains of New Guinea (both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea), up to 500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a censorial species that lives in tropical rainforest and on forest edges, but not in really degraded areas. It breeds by direct development.
It occurs patchily, being common only very locally.
It is probably not threatened, except very locally.
Further document of its distribution is needed. It is not known from any protected areas.
Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Choerophryne proboscidea. In: IUCN 2013