IUCN threat status:

Data Deficient (DD)


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Range Description

Androphobus viridis is a poorly-known species known from only five sites on New Guinea (Papua, formerly Irian Jaya, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea). It was collected at, but there have been no recent records from, Mt Goliath, the Lake Habbema/Ibele River region and the Weyland Mountains (all in the Snow Mountains) (Beehler et al. 1986). There are a series of recent sightings at Ambua, near Tari (Eastwood and Gregory 1995, P. Gregory in litt. 1999, G. Dutson in litt. 2010, P. Gregory in litt. 2010), in Wapoga in Papua (Mack and Alonso 2000) and a distinctive and unknown song recorded in the Star Mountains in 1992 may have been this species (K. D. Bishop in litt. 1994). As the Snow Mountains and the intervening range is little visited, it may occur more widely. Although it appears to occur at low population densities, it is secretive and likely to be overlooked unless singing (Mack and Alonso 2000).


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