This species is known from western Papua, and the north coastal ranges of New Guinea, and from the Schrader Mountains of Papua New Guinea. It is present on Yapen Island. It has been recorded up to 700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It calls from beneath the soil surface in tropical rainforest. It is also known to persist in heavily disturbed habitats including villages and degraded forest. It is an amphibian that breeds by direct development.
It is a common species.
There are no known threats to this adaptable species.
No conservation measures are required. The range of this species includes a number of protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, David Price 2004. Xenorhina oxycephala. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58047A11721935. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58047A11721935.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019