Xenorhina macrodisca
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Species Description: Gunther R, Richards SJ 2005 Two new tree-dwelling species of the genus Xenorhina from New Guinea (Anura, Microhylidae). Mitt. Mus. Nat. kd. Berlin, Zool. Reihe 81:167-176,
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species from New Guinea is currently known only from the holotype collected at the Wapoga Alpha drill site (3º 08.687' S, 136º 34.423' E), Wapoga River headwaters, in Papua Province, Indonesia, at 1,070 m asl (Günther and Richards, 2006). It can be expected to occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

The holotype was collected from the branch of a spiny Pandanus “tree” about 1.8 m above the ground in forest (Günther and Richards, 2006). This forest is a transition between hill forest and closed-canopy lower montane rainforest, and is dominated by emergent Agathis trees (Mack and Alonso, 2000). Reproduction in this species has not been recorded, but it is presumably by direct development.


This species is currently known only from the holotype.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no obvious threats to this species at the present time (S. Richards, pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions

There are no direct conservation measures in place for this species, and it is not known from any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, threats and general ecology of the species.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.


Stephen Richards, Rainer Günther 2008. Xenorhina macrodisca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136077A4226989. .Downloaded on 22 January 2019


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