Choerophryne alpestris (Kraus, 2010)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Choerophryne > Species: Choerophryne alpestris

Albericus alpestris Kraus, 2010, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 123: 2. Holotype: BPBM 5628, by original designation. Type locality: "N slope Mt. Giluwe, 3500 m, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea".

Choerophryne alpestrisPeloso, Frost, Richards, Rodrigues, Donnellan, Matsui, Raxworthy, Biju, Lemmon, Lemmon, and Wheeler, 2016, Cladistics, 32: 139. 

Asterophrys alpestris — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 477, by implication. 

English Names

None noted.


Known only from 3100–3500 m on the northern slopes of Mt. Giluwe, Southern Highlands Province, and (likely) from Omyaka Camp in alpine grassland at 3200 m elevation on the Kaijende Highlands of Enga Province, Papua New Guinea. 


Günther and Richards, 2012 "2011", Vert. Zool., Dresden, 61: 343–372, provided the record from Enga Province, Papua New Guinea of a population they assigned to Albericus cf. alpestris

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.