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". Secondary homonym of Oxydactyla alpestris Zweifel, 2000, when both species are in Asterophrys

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. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: 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

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