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).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: 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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