Nyctimystes narinosus Zweifel, 1958

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

Nyctimystes narinosa Zweifel, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1896: 26. Holotype: AMNH 60372, by original designation. Type locality: "Mt. Hagen in the Wahgi Valley region of North-east New Guinea at an elevation of over 8000 feet", Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.

Nyctimystes narinosusDuellman, 1993, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 21: 108. Correction of gender. 

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

English Names

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


Wahgi-Sepik Dividing Range and the Schrader Mountains, > 1900 m elevation, on either side of the Papua, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea border (see comment). 

Geographic Occurrence

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


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 155–156, provided a brief account. Menzies, 2014, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 138: 135–143, revised and redelimited the species including the delimitation of the Nyctimystes narinosus species group. This latter publication mapped only the Schrader Mountain part of the range possibly implying something about the identification of records from father to the west (DRF). 

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