Nyctimystes pulcher (Wandolleck, 1911)

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

English Names

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


Premontane forest of New Guinea on both flanks of the central ranges, from the mamberamo River to the Owen Stnley Mountains, including the north coast ranges, usually around 1500 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

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


For discussion see Tyler, 1964, Zool. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden, 27: 267, and Zweifel, 1980, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 165: 400. See brief account by Menzies, 1976, Handb. Common New Guinea Frogs: 43–44. Kraus and Allison, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 364–368, provided records for the Bewani and Hunstein Mountains, West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 165–166, provided a brief account.

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