Nyctimystes semipalmatus Parker, 1936

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

Nyctimystes semipalmata Parker, 1936, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 10, 17: 83. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.24.45 (formerly numbered 1935.3.9.198) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 97. Type locality: "15 mi. E Mount Victoria .... Kokoda (1200 ft.)", Northern Province, Papua New Guinea.

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

Litoria semipalmataFrost, 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

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


North flank of the Owen Stanley Mountains between Garaina and Mount Dayman, Papua New Guinea, 300–700 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


See Zweifel, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1896: 38, Zweifel, 1980, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 165: 400, and Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 166–167. Menzies, 2014, Alytes, 30: 42–68, discussed this species and placed it in his Nyctimystes cheesmani group. 

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