This newly described species from Papua, Indonesia, is found at the base of the Wandamen Peninsula in the Wondowoi Mountains, at 360-650m asl. It was recently recorded by Günther (2003) from the Fakfak Mountains, and it almost certainly occurs on Yapen Island.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been found only in primary forest, where it lives below leaf-litter on the forest floor and presumably breeds by direct development.
It is common, but not abundant.
The area in which it occurs is scheduled for logging, which might be a threat.
Even though it occurs in the Wandamen Peninsula Nature Reserve, this area is not secure from logging.
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.
Rainer Günther, David Price 2004. Hylophorbus tetraphonus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57829A11690799. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57829A11690799.en .Downloaded on 16 January 2019