Nyctimystes sanguinolenta (Van Kampen, 1909)

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

Hyla sanguinolenta Van Kampen, 1909, Nova Guinea, 9: 33. Syntypes: ZMA 5674 (Bivak I.), 5675 (Lorentz River), 5676 (Sabang), according to Van Tuijl, 1995, Bull. Zool. Mus. Univ. Amsterdam, 14: 127 (who also noted that notation of a syntype in the FMNH is in error); ZMA 5676 designated lectotype by Daan and Hillenius, 1966, Beaufortia, 13: 121. Type locality: "Noord-Fluss bei Bivak-Insel", "Noord-Fluss", "Noord Fluss bei Sabang", Lorentz River, West New Guinea" (Papua, Indonesia); restricted to "Sabang" by lectotype designation.

Litoria sanguinolentaTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 354. Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 28.

Nyctimystes sanguinolenta — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 39. 

English Names

Sabang Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 60).


Known only from a few localities in the southern lowlands and the Baliem Valley in western New Guinea.

Geographic Occurrence

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


For discussion see Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 164. In the Litoria infrafrenata group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 28. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 130–131, provided a brief account.

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