IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)


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Range Description

This species has been recorded from Australia and Papua New Guinea. In Australia it is generally restricted to coastal areas in northern and eastern Queensland, and the Torres Strait Islands (Duncan et al. 1999; Richards 2008). In Papua New Guinea it is known only from three records. It has been collected in Port Moresby and along the Lower Strickland River (Flannery 1995; Bonaccorso 1998). It ranges between sea level and 300 m asl.

The records from the Lower Strickland River in Papua New Guinea are from two registered specimens in the Australian Museum that were collected in the late 1800s by the Royal Geographical Society Expedition in New Guinea, without a definite locality assigned to them. Flannery (1995) assumed that they are likely from the Lower Strickland River due to the habitat there, and Bonaccorso (pers. comm.) agrees that geography and habitat suggest that this species should occur there.


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