Choerophryne crucifer Günther and Richards, 2017

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

Choerophryne crucifer Günther and Richards, 2017, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 93: 266. Holotype:SAMA R69448, by original designation. Type locality: "Iagifu Ridge near Moro, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea (06°22.099’S, 143°13.374’E; 900 m asl)".  Junior secondary homonym of Cophixalus crucifer Van Kampen, 1913, when both are in Asterophrys

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

English Names

None noted. 


Lowland and foothill forest in south-central Papua New Guinea, at altitudes ranging from ~100 m in the lowlands and foothills of Gulf Province to nearly 1000 m elevation on Iagifu Ridge in Southern Highlands Province. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea

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