This species from New Guinea is known only from Eipomek Valley in Papua, Indonesia, at 1,800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been found in moss and short grass in secondary vegetation (rural gardens), usually in wetter places, and may also occur in forest (but this has not yet been confirmed). It appears to be terrestrial rather than fossorial.
There is no information on the population status of this species.
There is very little information on threats to this species, but it is known only from an area that has been extensively cleared for rural gardens, although it appears to be able to adapt to this anthropogenic habitat.
The extent of occurrence and population status of the species needs to be determined. It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Stephen Richards, David Price 2004. Xenorhina eiponis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58045A11721762. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58045A11721762.en .Downloaded on 16 December 2018