This species is known only from two localities in Papua New Guinea: Mambimap, at 1,500m asl in the Adelbert Mountains, Madang Province; and further to the west in the Bewani Mountains, West Sepik Province (Allison pers. comm.).
Habitat and Ecology
This is a fossorial species that breeds by direct development. Males call from below ground in old gardens, areas of tall grass, and closed forest.
It appeared to be common at its type locality.
Although there is very little information on the threats to this species, it is unlikely to be seriously threatened, given its apparent adaptability to secondary habitats.
The extent of occurrence and population status of the species needs to be determined. 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, Allen Allison, James Menzies 2004. Xenorhina tumulus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58040A11721326. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58040A11721326.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019