Barygenys atra (Günther, 1896)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Barygenys > Species: Barygenys atra

Xenorhina atra Günther, 1896, Novit. Zool., 3: 184. Holotype: not stated; given as BMNH 1896.7.7.3 by Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 70; now 1947.2.10.78 according to Zweifel, 1972, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 148: 440. Type locality: "Clyde [= Mambare] River, within a few miles of the frontier between British and German New Guinea [Northern Province, Papua New Guinea]". See comments by Zweifel, 1972, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 148: 440.

Metopostira atraParker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 70.

Barygenys atraParker, 1936, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 10, 17: 76.

Asterophrys atra — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 467. 

English Names

Gunther's Papua Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 87).


Morobe and Northern provinces, Papua New Guinea.


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 235-236, provided a brief account. Kraus, 2013, Herpetol. Rev., 44: 277, provided a records from the Cape Nelson Range, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea.

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