Austrochaperina fryi (Zweifel, 1962)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Austrochaperina > Species: Austrochaperina fryi

Austrochaperina brevipes Fry, 1915, Proc. R. Soc. Queensland, 27: 61. Holotype: AMS R2285 according to Cogger, 1979, Rec. Aust. Mus., 32: 177. Type locality: "Bloomfield River, near Cooktown, North-eastern Queensland", Australia. Secondary homonym of Liophryne brevipes Boulenger, 1892.

Sphenophryne fryi Zweifel, 1962, Am. Mus. Novit., 2113: 26. Replacement name for Austrochaperina brevipes Fry, 1915.

Austrochaperina fryiZweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 9.

Asterophrys fryi — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 465. 

English Names

Cricket Chirper (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222).

Whistling Land Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 92).

Fry's Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 360).


Rainforests of the eastern seaboard of northeastern Queensland between Cairns and Cooktown, Australia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


See account by Zweifel, 1962, Am. Mus. Novit., 2113. See account by Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 360. Hoskin, 2004, Aust. J. Zool., 52: 261–262, commented on the range. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 102–103. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 8, provided a polygon distribution map.

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