Nyctimystes zweifeli Tyler, 1967

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

Nyctimystes zweifeli Tyler, 1967, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 91: 191. Holotype: SAMA R5426, by original designation. Type locality: "Telefomen [=Telefomin], Western Highlands, New Guinea" (West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea).

Litoria zweifeliFrost, 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.

Nyctimyates zweifeliDuellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 39. 

English Names

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


Known from West Sepik, Chimbu, and Southern Highlands Provinces, Papua New Guinea.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 167–168, provided a brief account and suggested that Litoria zweifeli and Litoria granti (both as Nyctimystes) are sibling species. Kraus, 2010, Herpetol. Rev., 41: 246–248, provided the records for Chimbu and Southern Highlands Provinces.

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