Austrochaperina macrorhyncha (Van Kampen, 1906)

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

Chaperina macrorhyncha Van Kampen, 1906, Nova Guinea, 5: 168. Holotype: RMNH 4630 according to Gassó Miracle, van den Hoek Ostende, and Arntzen, 2007, Zootaxa, 1482: 35. Type locality: "Manikion-Gebiet", southeastern corner of the Vogelkop Peninsular, Papua Barat Province (New Guinea), Indonesia.

Austrochaperina macrorhynchaZweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 39.

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

English Names

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


Primary rainforest at elevations of 700 to 950 m in the Maniok Region at the southeastern corner of the Vogelkop Peninsula, Papua Barat Province; Wondiwoi Mountains at the base of the Wandammen Peninsula, border between Papua and Papua Barat Provinces; Fakfak Mountains on the Bomberai Peninsula, Papua Barat Province, all in Indonesian New Guinea. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region

Endemic: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 220, provided a brief account in the sense of including Austrochaperina punctata. See account by Günther, 2017, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 67: 207–222, who redelimited the species and redescribed it. 

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