Cophixalus bewaniensis
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Species Description: Kraus and Allison. 2000. Journal of Herpetology 34:535
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Papua New Guinea


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality in the Bewani Mountains, Papua New Guinea, at 950m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It was found among shrubs in closed-canopy rainforest. Like other species in the genus, it presumably breeds by direct development.


Only two specimens were collected and no others were observed or heard calling at the type locality, so its population status is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to it.

Conservation Actions

The type locality is not within a protected area.

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, population status and ecological requirements.


Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Cophixalus bewaniensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57773A11682403. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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