Callulops valvifer (Barbour, 1910)

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

Pomatops valvifera Barbour, 1910, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 23: 89. Holotype: MCZ 2577, by original designation. Type locality: "Fak Fak, Northwestern Dutch New Guinea". Synonymy with Callulops robustus byZweifel, 1972, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 148: 493-494. Synonymy doubted by Kraus, 2012, Herpetologica, 68: 263. * Asterophrys valviferaParker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 64.

Callulops valviferGünther, 2013, Zootaxa, 3641: 271. 

Asterophrys valvifera — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 691, by implication. See comment under Callulops

English Names

None noted. 


Fak Fak Mountains of Papua (western New Guinea), Indonesia; definitely only between 300 m to 900 m elevation along the road from Fakfak Town to Kokas. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region

Endemic: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region


 Günther, 2013, Zootaxa, 3641: 271–281, discussed the taxon, provided an extensive account, and placed it within Callulops

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