This species is known only from two sites at 900-930m asl on Iagifu Ridge, near Moro, in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. It might occur more widely, but intensive surveys have not located it around Kopi, Gobe and Mount Sisa, suggesting that is distrbution might be genuinely small.
Habitat and Ecology
Animals have been found between 1.0 and 3.5m above the ground on leaves and branches adjacent to a small stream in submontane rainforest. It has not been found in anthropogenic habitats.
It appears to be a common species, but its arboreal habitats make it hard to detect (S. Richards, pers. comm.).
The only known site is well protected. If it occurs more widely, it might be found in some areas experiencing habitat loss.
It occurs in the Kikori Integrated Conservation and Development Project area, in which there are strict controls on vegetation disturbance. Surveys are needed to determine whether or not the species occurs more widely.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.
Stephen Richards 2008. Nyctimystes kuduki. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136099A4234174. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136099A4234174.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018