Austrochaperina palmipes (Zweifel, 1956)

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

Sphenophryne palmipes Zweifel, 1956, Am. Mus. Novit., 1766: 15. Holotype: AMNH 57331, by original designation. Type locality: "north slope of Mt. Dayman, Maneau Range, Territory of Papua [Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea], at an elevation of 700 meters".

Austrochaperina palmipesZweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 46.

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

English Names

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


Eastern Papua New Guinea: Huon Peninsula to d'Entrecasteaux Is.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


See brief account (as Sphenophryne palmipes) by Menzies, 1976, Handb. Common New Guinea Frogs: 55. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 221-222, provided a brief account.

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