This species is known from the central mountainous region of Papua New Guinea, from Chimbu Province to Morobe Province, at 2,200-2,650m asl. The southeastern and western populations might be disjunctive, though they are mapped as being contiguous.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits montane rainforest and forest edges, but not in areas where the habitat is severely degraded. It is found in vegetation up to 1m above ground at night, and in leaf-litter during the daytime. It breeds by direct development.
It is very common where it occurs.
It occurs in a remote area and is unlikely to be threatened.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its currently known Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Cophixalus parkeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57782A11673588. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57782A11673588.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019