Austrochaperina punctata (Van Kampen, 1913)

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

Chaperina punctata Van Kampen, 1913, Nova Guinea, 9: 463. Syntypes: ZMA 5747-50 (Went Mts.), ZMA 5751-53 (Hellwig Mts.), and others in BMNH, FMNH (according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 46), MCZ, and AMS R30834 (according to Shea and Sadlier, 1999, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., 15: 10), according to Van Tuijl, 1995, Bull. Zool. Mus. Univ. Amsterdam, 14: 126. Type locality: "Went-gebire, 800-1050 m" = Went Mountains, 800-1050 meters, and "Hellwig-Gebirge, +/- 2500 m" = Hellwig Mountains, 2500 meters, Papua, New Guinea, Indonesia.

Austrochaperina punctataGünther, 2017, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 67: 207. 

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

English Names

None noted. 


Hellwig Mountains, Went Mountains, and Jayawijaya Mountains, Papua Province (New Guinea), Indonesia. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region

Endemic: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region


Removed from the synonymy of Austrochaperina macrorhyncha by Günther, 2017, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 67: 207, where it had been placed by Loveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 421.

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