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.
There are no known threats to it.
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57773A11682403.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019