This poorly known species has been recorded only from two localities 38km apart: Mount Victoria, and the Myola Guest House, in the Owen Stanley Range in south-eastern Papua New Guinea. It is possibly more widely distributed. Myola Guest House is at about 2,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in leaf-litter and beneath logs in mossy montane rainforest. Like other species in the genus, it is presumably a species that breeds by direct development.
The population status of this species is unknown. The most recent record of it is from 1987.
There are no known threats to it.
Its range does not overlap with any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its Extent of Occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.
Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel 2004. Austrochaperina brevipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57689A11664806. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57689A11664806.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019