Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Known only from a single specimen (an adult male) collected in 1928 by Ernst Mayr in the Wondiwoi Peninsula of Papua (Indonesia). Elevation of specimen: 1,600 m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits mossy montane forest.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
CR
Critically Endangered

Red List Criteria
D

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Leary, T., Seri, L., Flannery, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S, Helgen, K., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Allison, A. & James, R.

Reviewer/s
Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) because if the species still exists the population must be very small (less than 50 mature individuals) and likely in decline due to hunting pressures. Although the area has not been well-sampled, there have been a few visits to the area with no reports of this species.
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Population

Population
The population of this species is unknown.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Presumably hunting is the main threat.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is not known if this species occurs in any protected areas. Field surveys are needed to find this species. Although the area has not been well-sampled, there have been a few visits to the area with no reports of this species.
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