Nyctimystes persimilis Zweifel, 1958

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

Nyctimystes persimilis Zweifel, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1896: 34. Holotype: AMNH 56838, by original designation. Type locality: "north slope of Mt. Dayman, Territory of Papua, New Guinea, at an elevation of 1570 meters (4570 feet)" (Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea).

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

English Names

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


Known only from the slopes of Mount Dayman, Mount Simpson, and Mount Suckling in the Owen Stanley Mountains, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, 1370 and 1400 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 165, 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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