Nyctimystes tyleri Zweifel, 1983

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

Nyctimystes tyleri Zweifel, 1983, Am. Mus. Novit., 2759: 16. Holotype: AMNH 82878 (erroneously given as 82867 in the original publication—R. G. Zweifel In Duellman, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 197), by original designation. Type locality: "elevation of about 1280 m. at Gapaia Creek, between Garaina and Saureli, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea".

Litoria michaeltyleri Frost, 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. Replacement name for Nyctimystes tyleri Zweifel, 1983, which is a secondary homonym of Litoria tyleri Martin, Watson, Gartside, Littlejohn, and Loftus-Hillis, 1979 "1978", when this species is in Litoria.

Nyctimystes tyleri — Kraus, 2013, Mem. Queensland Mus., 56 : 581–587, by implication. 

English Names

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


Type locality in the highlands of eastern New Guinea.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


See comments by Menzies, 2014, Alytes, 31: 69–70. 

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