This species is known only from the Star Mountains of central New Guinea (in Papua New Guinea), to the northern Star Mountains at Okbap (in Indonesia). Its altitudinal range is 1,900-2,100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Animals of this species call from open, boggy areas in mid-montane rainforest. This species has also been found underneath moss on vertical seepage banks in disturbed habitats, and it presumably breeds by direct development.
There is little information; it appears to be localized.
It might be threatened by the extensive forest clearance that is taking place within its range for rural gardens, although it might be somewhat adaptable.
The distribution of this species needs to be documented. It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Stephen Richards, David Price 2004. Xenorhina anorbis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58024A11718455. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58024A11718455.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018