Choerophryne rostellifer (Wandolleck, 1911)

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

Copiula (?) rostellifer Wandolleck, 1911 "1910", Abh. Ber. Zool. Anthropol. Ethnograph. Mus. Dresden, 13: 11. Holotype: MTD D2210, destroyed, according to Obst, 1977, Zool. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden, 34: 173. BPBM 13816 designated neotype by Kraus and Allison, 2001, Herpetologica, 57: 216. Type locality: "Torricelligebirge" (= Torricelli Mountains), West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. Neotype is from "2 km W of Utai aerodrome, 3.391° S, 141.564° E, 210 m elevation, west Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea".

Cophixalus rostelliferParker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 177.

Choerophryne rostelliferMenzies and Tyler, 1977, J. Zool., London, 183: 446.

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

English Names

Torricelli Mountain Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 88).


Adelbert, Torricelli, Bewani, and Hunstein Mountains on the northern coast of Papua New Guinea, 200-1000 m elevation; also reported in the Star Mountain foothills in the upper Ok Tedi Catchment near the Papua, Indonesia border, so expected in that country.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Likely/Controversially Present: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 182–183, provided a brief account.

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