This species is known only from localities between 1,300 and 2,160m asl in the eastern Huon Peninsula mountains, Papua New Guinea.
Habitat and Ecology
It was found in tropical rainforest in humus on the forest floor, from where males were heard calling during the day. This species breeds by direct development.
There are no records of this species since it was first collected, although there have been no subsequent surveys of the area.
It is not known what threats there are to this species, although there might be some villages nearby that could threaten its habitat in the future.
The distribution and population status of this species needs to be documented. Its range does not include any protected area.
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, Richard Zweifel 2004. Xenorhina huon. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58029A11719575. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58029A11719575.en .Downloaded on 18 February 2019