This species is known only from the northern end of Bougainville Island and from Buka Island, North Solomons Province, Papua New Guinea. It occurs below 100m asl, but only on uplifted coral. It certainly does not occur further south in Bougainville due to the lack of uplifted coral landscapes.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial species found in lowland rainforest and regrowth forest, rural gardens, villages, and other anthropogenic habitats. It presumably breeds by direct development.
Its abundance is very hard to determine, since it is a diminutive species and very hard to find.
It is an adaptable species, but might be at risk from stochastic threatening processes, owing to its very small distribution.
It is not known from any protected areas. There is a need for close monitoring of the population status of this species.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only two locations.
Brown (1965) described two subspecies within Platymantis parkeri: P. p. parkeri from Bougainville; and P. p. bukanensis from Buka.
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Cornufer parkeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58475A11784656. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58475A11784656.en .Downloaded on 13 December 2018