This species is known from Flores, Sumba, Timor (including East Timor), Wetar, Babar and Tanimbar in Indonesia. It is a lowland species.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in lowland dry forest and savannahs in wet areas, such as marshes and streams. It presumably breeds in water by larval development but there is currently no information.
It is probably uncommon, but there is little information. There are a few recent records.
There is no information regarding threats to this species.
It is not known whether or not this species occurs in any protected areas. Taxonomic research is needed to determine the status of this species.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Limnonectes timorensis is treated here as a synonym of Hylarana elberti following Iskandar and Colijn (2000). This form might be the same species as Hylarana florensis (D. Iskandar pers. comm.).
Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni 2004. Papurana elberti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58590A89363201. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58590A11792878.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019