Leiopelma archeyi Turbott, 1942

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leiopelmatidae > Genus: Leiopelma > Species: Leiopelma archeyi

Leiopelma archeyi Turbott, 1942, Trans. Proc. R. Soc. New Zealand, 71: 248. Holotype: Auckland Mus. (=AIM) AMPH 2.1, by original designation. Type locality: "Tokatea, near Coromandel", Cape Colville Range, New Zealand.

Leioaspetos archeyiWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 62; Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 413. 

English Names

Coromandel New Zealand Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 70).

Archey's Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 76).


Cape Colville Range, Coromandel Peninsula and 140 km to the east in the Whareorino Forest, northern King Country, North Island, New Zealand, 400-1000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: New Zealand

Endemic: New Zealand


See Bell, Daugherty, and Hitchmough, 1998, New Zealand J. Zool., 25: 139-146, for discussion of western population and access to literature. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 292. See van Winkel, Baling, and Hitchmough, 2019, Rept. Amph. New Zealand: 308–309, for account, photograph, and range map. 

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