Barygenys exsul Zweifel, 1963

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

Baragenys exsul Zweifel, 1963, Am. Mus. Novit., 2141: 3. Holotype: AMNH 60103, by original designation. Type locality: "Abaleti, Rossel Island, Louisiade Archipelago, Territory of Papua, New Guinea [Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea]". Incorrect original spelling of generic name.

Barygenys exsulZweifel, 1972, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 148: 441. Correction of spelling of generic name.

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

English Names

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


Known only from Rossel and Sudest Islands, Louisiade Archipelago, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 236-237, provided a brief account. Kraus, 2013, Herpetologica, 69: 314–328, rediagnosed and redelimited the species. 

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