This species is known from several high-altitude localities in the Eastern Highlands and Western Highlands provinces, Papua New Guinea. It occurs from 1,800-3,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It presumably lives in montane rainforest and forest/grassland mosaic. Like other species in the genus, it presumably breeds by direct development.
It is not a common species.
There are no known threats to this species. There are unlikely to be serious threats to its survival within its known range.
Its distribution, habitat requirements and abundance need to be properly documented. It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is possibly less than 5,000 km2, it occurs in habitats that are not significantly threatened, and it does not appear to be in decline.
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Barygenys nana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57709A11673510. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57709A11673510.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019