Nyctimystes avocalis Zweifel, 1958

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Pelodryadinae > Genus: Nyctimystes > Species: Nyctimystes avocalis

Nyctimystes avocalis Zweifel, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1896: 6. Holotype: AMNH 56886, by original designation. Type locality: "east side of Goodenough Island, D'Entrecasteaux Group, [Milne Bay Province,] Territory of Papua [=Papua New Guinea], New Guinea, at an elevation of 900 meters (2950 feet)".

Litoria avocalisFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 362.

Nyctimystes avocalis — Kraus, 2013, Mem. Queensland Mus., 56 : 581-587, by implication. 

English Names

Loud Big-eyed Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 60).


Known only from the type locality on the east slope of Goodenough Island in the d'Entrecasteaux Group, Papua New Guinea, ca. 900 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 159, provided a brief account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 263.

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