Austrochaperina parkeri Zweifel, 2000

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

Austrochaperina parkeri Zweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 49. Holotype: MCZ 89220, by original designation. Type locality: "Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, at 4 km north of Lae". Junior secondary homonym of Cophixalus variegata parkeri Loveridge, 1948, and Oreophryne parkeri Loveridge, 1955, when in Asterophrys

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

English Names

None noted.


Known from the type locality (4 km north of Lae) and 5.6 km northwest of the summit of Mount Shungol (35 km northeast of the type locality) in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Kraus and Allison, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 364-368, provided a second locality for this species. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 222, provided a brief account.

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