This species is known only from Mount Tafa, at 2,070-2,590m asl in south-eastern Papua New Guinea.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in montane rainforest, where it is probably secretive and terrestrial, and presumably breeds by direct development.
No information is available; there have been no recent records.
There is no information on threats to this species, though it probably occurs in a remote area.
Its distribution, habitat requirements and abundance need to be properly documented. It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel 2004. Barygenys cheesmanae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57705A11672696. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57705A11672696.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019