Aphantophryne nana (Brown and Alcala, 1967)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Aphantophryne > Species: Aphantophryne nana

Oreophryne nana Brown and Alcala, 1967, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 80: 66. Holotype: CAS-SU 22055, by original designation. Type locality: "between 1800 and 3000 ft on the northwest side of Nacawa volcano, Mt. Hibok-hibok, Camiguin Island, Philippines Islands".

Aphantophryne nana — Rivera, Kraus, Allison, and Butler, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 112: 7, by implication. 

Asterophrys nana — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 462. 

English Names

Volcano Cross Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 91).


Known only from the type locality on Camiguin I., Philippines; related but apparently unnamed populations found throughout Mindanao. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Philippines

Endemic: Philippines


See brief notes about Oreophryne cf. nana for Mindanao, Philippines, by Sanguila, Cobb, Siler, Diesmos, Alcala, and Brown, 2016, ZooKeys, 624: 39–40.

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