This species is known from four disjunctive regions at very high altitudes in the mountains of central Papua New Guinea. It is recorded from 2,490-4,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits alpine grassland with tree ferns. Like other species in the genus, it is presumably a species that breeds by direct development.
It is a very common species in appropriate habitat.
There are no known threats to this species due to its high elevation. Fire is a potential threat.
Further documentation of the species distribution is required. Its range includes Mount Wilhelm National Park.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is much less than 5,000 km2, it is common and occurs in a habitat that is not under significant threat.
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Oxydactyla stenodactyla. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57944A11706710. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57944A11706710.en .Downloaded on 16 January 2019