Choerophryne proboscidea Van Kampen, 1914

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

Choerophryne proboscidea Van Kampen, 1914, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 37: 376. Holotype: ZMA, uncatalogued, according to Van Tuijl, 1995, Bull. Zool. Mus. Univ. Amsterdam, 14: 126; considered lost by Kraus and Allison, 2001, Herpetologica, 57: 222, who designated UP 8514 as neotype. Type locality: "Njao", Papua (New Guinea), Indonesia. Neotype from "Sagoa Hill, Wewak, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea". Günther, 2008, Acta Zool. Sinica, 54: 668, questioned the appropriateness of a neotype designation so far from the original type locality.

Asterophrys proboscidea — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 418. 

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Wide range along the bases of the northern coastal mountains of New Guinea (Papua, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea), up to 1450 m elevation.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Choerophryne rostellifer by Kraus and Allison, 2001, Herpetologica, 57: 222, where it had been placed by Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 177. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 183, provided a brief account. Shea and Kraus, 2007, Zootaxa, 1514: 37-60, commented on types. Günther, 2008, Acta Zool. Sinica, 54: 668, questioned the appropriateness of a neotype designation so far from the original type locality.

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