Nyctimystes foricula Tyler, 1963

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

Nyctimystes foricula Tyler, 1963, Rec. Aust. Mus., 26: 120. Holotype: AMS R15904, by original designation. Type locality: "between 5,000 feet and 6,000 feet in the Kaironk Valley, Schrader Mountains, Australian Trusteeships Territory of New Guinea" (Madang Province, Papua New Guinea).

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

English Names

Kaironk Big-eyed Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 61).


Widespread in the central mountain ranges of eastern Papua New Guinea between 144° and 147° E; also in the Rawlinson Mountains of the Huon Peninsula, 1000-2000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


See brief accounts by Menzies, 1976, Handb. Common New Guinea Frogs: 43, and Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 162.

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