Nyctimystes daymani Zweifel, 1958

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

Nyctimystes daymani Zweifel, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1896: 8. Holotype: AMNH 57070, by original designation. Type locality: "north slope of Mt. Dayman, Territory of Papua, [Milne Bay Province, Papua] New Guinea, at an elevation of 700 meters (2300 feet)".

Litoria daymaniFrost, 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 daymani — Kraus, 2013, Mem. Queensland Mus., 56 : 581-587, by implication. 

English Names

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


Known only from localities on the lower slopes of Mount Dayman, Milne Bay Province, possibly to Mafulu (280 km west of Mount Dayman), Papua New Guinea. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 161, provided a brief account and noted controversy in the identitification of frogs west of the Owen Stanley Range. Menzies, 2014, Alytes, 30: 42-68, discussed this species and placed it in his Nyctimystes cheesmani group. 

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