This species occurs at moderate to high elevations in the mountains of Papua, Indonesia (New Guinea). It has been found at 1,800-2,800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits the forest floor in montane rainforest. It has been found in moss and leaf-litter in podocarp and elfin forest, but has not been recorded from disturbed habitats. It is presumed to breed by direct development.
It is a reasonably common species, but is not abundant.
It occurs in very remote areas, and there are no known threats.
The extent of occurrence, habitat requirements and population status of this species need to be documented. It is likely in Lorentz National Park.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Xenorhina macrops. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58030A11720089. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58030A11720089.en .Downloaded on 13 December 2018