This species is known only from New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea. It is probably a foothill species, but this is not entirely clear, and more work is needed to clarify its distribution.
Habitat and Ecology
This species probably occurs in rainforest habitats. It is not known whewther or not it can tolerate disturbance to its habitat. It breeds by direct development and lays its eggs on the ground.
Little information is available regarding its population status.
There is little information on threats to this species, but very extensive logging is taking place within its range.
Surveys are needs to clarify the distribution, abundance, ecological requirements and conservations needs of this species. It is not known from any protected areas.
Specimens previously assigned to this species from the Admiralty Archipelago have now been described as Platymantis admiraltiensis and P. latro (Richards et al., 2007).
Stephen Richards, Allen Allison 2004. Cornufer gilliardi. In: IUCN 2014