This species is known only from the Bewani and the Hunstein Mountains, in northern Papua New Guinea, at 900-1,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an arboreal species living in tropical rainforest in epiphytes, and which also burrows into the leaf-litter. It presumably breeds by direct development.
It appears to be common at both known localities.
There is little information available on threats to this species, although it occurs in some very remote areas where there is little human impact.
The potential distribution of this species on other north-coast mountain ranges of New Guinea needs to be investigated. It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Xenorhina arboricola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58043A11721575. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58043A11721575.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019