Choerophryne tubercula (Richards, Johnston, and Burton, 1992)

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

Cophixalus tuberculus Richards, Johnston, and Burton, 1992, Sci. New Guinea, 18: 142. Holotype: UP 8441, by original designation. Type locality: "at an altitude of 1625m on the southeastern slopes of Mt Akrik, Western Province, Papua New Guinea (5°10′S, 141°10′E)".

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

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

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

English Names

Warty Rainforest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 89).


Central mountain ranges between 141° and 146° E, Papua New Guinea, 1200-1900 m elevation; likely into adjacent Papua, Indonesia.


See Burton, 1986, Rec. S. Aust. Mus., 19: 405-450, Menzies, 1999, Aust. J. Zool., 47: 327-360, and Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 175-176. Shea and Kraus, 2007, Zootaxa, 1514: 37-60, commented on types.

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