This species is known only from the type locality near the upper Lorentz River, and Eipomek, approximately 140km east of the type locality, in Papua, Indonesia, at 1,700-2,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits montane forest, and possibly also montane grasslands (according to local informants; Blum and Menzies 1988), and presumably breeds by direct development.
It is reportedly rare, according to local people.
There is little information on threats to this species, but the area around Eipomek has been heavily cleared for rural gardens.
It occurs in Lorentz National Park.
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 gigantea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58028A11719280. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58028A11719280.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018