Choerophryne darlingtoni (Loveridge, 1948)

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

Cophixalus biroi darlingtoni Loveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 423. Holotype: MCZ 25930, by original designation. Type locality: "Toromanbanau, 7,500 feet, Bismarck Range, Madang Division [Chimbu Province], Australian New Guinea [Papua New Guinea]".

Cophixalus darlingtoniZweifel, 1956, Am. Mus. Novit., 1766: 44.

Albericus darlingtoniBurton and Zweifel, 1995, Am. Mus. Novit., 3129: 1.

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

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

English Names

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


Central mountain ranges of Papua New Guinea in Southern Highlands, Eastern Highlands, Chimbu, and Western Highlands provinces, generally about 2000 m.


See account (as Cophixalus darlingtoni) by Zweifel, 1962, Am. Mus. Novit., 2087: 7-8. See also Menzies, 1999, Aust. J. Zool., 47: 327-360. Zweifel, 2003, Am. Mus. Novit., 3419: 6, noted that this species is not reliably distinguishable from Albericus fafniri on the basis of morphology alone. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 175, provided a brief account. Kraus, 2010, Herpetol. Rev., 41: 246-248, provided a record from the Southern Highlands Province and commented on the range.

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