Callulops boettgeri (Méhely, 1901)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Callulops > Species: Callulops boettgeri

Gnathophryne Boettgeri Méhely, 1901, Termés. Füzetek, 24: 181, 229. Holotype: SMF, by original designation; SMF 4200 according to Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 49. Type locality: "Halmahera", Indonesia; given as Galela, elevation 2200 ft., Halmahera, Moluccas islands, Indonesia by Boettger, 1900, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 25: 368, who provided information on this specimen under the name Phrynixalus montanus.

Hylophorbus boettgeriVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 140.

Phrynomantis boettgeriNoble, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 212: 20, by implication.

Asterophrys boettgeriParker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 61; Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 691, by implication. See comment under Callulops

Phrynomantis boettgeriZweifel, 1972, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 148: 464.

Callulops boettgeriDubois, 1988, Alytes, 7: 1-5.

English Names

Boettger's Callulops Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 88).


Known only from the type locality (Molucca Is., Indonesia).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia

Endemic: Indonesia


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 240, provided a brief account. Günther, 2009, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 85: 181-182, suggested that it was unlikely that this species belonged in Callulops but was unsure whether it belonged in Metamagnusia, Pseudocallulops, or some as yet unnamed taxon.

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