This recently described species is known only from the Bewani Mountains in north-western Papua New Guinea. It seems likely that it will be found in additional mountain ranges north of the Sepik River (such as the Torricelli Mountains and the Cyclops Mountains). It has been collected between 950 and 1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been collected on the floor of primary medium-crowned lowland hill forest. Like other species in the genus, it presumably breeds by direct development.
This species appears to be uncommon.
No data are available.
It is not known if the species occurs in protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Allen Allison, Fred Kraus 2004. Austrochaperina septentrionalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57701A11671966. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57701A11671966.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019