Nyctimystes obsoletus (Lönnberg, 1900)

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

Hyla obsoleta Lönnberg, 1900, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 6: 580. Holotype: ZIUU (no number), by original designation. Type locality: "Simbang", Huon Peninsula, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.

Nyctimystes obsoletaTyler, 1965, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 145: 92.

Nyctimystes obsoletusDuellman, 1993, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 21: 108; Kraus, 2013, Mem. Queensland Mus., 56 : 581-587, by implication. 

Litoria obsoletaFrost, 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

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


Several sites on the eastern end of the Huon Peninsula at low to moderate elevations (Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea).


For discussion and redescription of the type see Tyler, 1965, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 145: 92-94. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 164, provided a brief account. Menzies, 2014, Alytes, 30: 42-68, discussed this species and placed it in his Nyctimystes cheesmani group. 

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