Nyctimystes humeralis (Boulenger, 1912)

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

Hyla humeralis Boulenger, 1912, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 15: 216. Syntypes: 2 specimens, by original designation, including BMNH 1947.2.23.48 (formerly 1908.10.14.16) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 91, and Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 145, who invalidly considered this specimen the holotype. Type locality: "Madew [= Madiu], St. Joseph [Angabunga] River, British [= Papua] New Guinea, between 2000 and 3000 feet", Central Province, Papua New Guinea.

Nyctimystes humeralisZweifel, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1896: 16; Kraus, 2013, Mem. Queensland Mus., 56 : 581–587, by implication. 

Litoria humeralisFrost, 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.

English Names

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


Widely distributed on the northern and southern flanks of the central mountain ranges of New Guinea, from approximately 138° E to 147° E, New Guinea, 600-1700 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region, Papua New Guinea


For discussion see Zweifel, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1896: 16. See brief account by Menzies, 1976, Handb. Common New Guinea Frogs: 42–43, and by Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 153–154.

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