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.


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.

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