This species is known only from the type locality, Tembagapura, in the Sudirman Mountains, Papua, Indonesia, at 2,200m asl. It is likely to prove more widely distributed along the southern versant of the central dividing mountain range of western New Guinea.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a fossorial species that was collected from within surface litter of a very mossy montane closed-canopy forest, on a steep slope facing south-west that was drained by a small stream. Breeding in this species is presumably by direct development.
It is known only from the type series, so its population status is unknown.
The threats to this species are not known.
It is not known if the species occurs in protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Fred Kraus, Allen Allison 2004. Xenorhina adisca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58042A11721491. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58042A11721491.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019