This species is known from several localities between Garaina and Popondetta in Morobe and Northern Provinces, eastern Papua New Guinea. It is presumably widespread in the lowland and hill forests in this region. It is known from up to 700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It presumably lives in lowland rainforest. It is a species that breeds by direct development.
The population is unknown.
There are no known threats to this species.
Its distribution, habitat requirements and abundance need to be properly documented. It is not known to occur within any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000km2, 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 in decline.
Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel 2004. Barygenys atra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57704A11672534. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57704A11672534.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019