This species is known from the southeastern part of New Guinea, from near the Papua (Indonesia) border almost to Port Moresby. It has been recorded between 240-1,270m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is found under humus on the forest floor in tropical rainforest. It is not known from degraded habitats. It is a species that breeds by direct development and under logs.
It not a common species.
There are no known threats to this species.
None required apart from further documentation of the species' distribution. Its known range includes Crater Wildlife Management Area.
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, David Bickford 2004. Xenorhina mehelyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58031A11720258. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58031A11720258.en .Downloaded on 15 December 2018