Choerophryne variegata (Van Kampen, 1923)

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

Hylophorbus variegatus Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 138. Holotype: ZMA 5706 according to Van Tuijl, 1995, Bull. Zool. Mus. Univ. Amsterdam, 14: 127. Type locality: "New Guinea (Digul riv.) [Papua (New Guinea), Indonesia]". Considered unknown by Menzies, 1999, Aust. J. Zool., 47: 343.

Phrynomantis variegatusNoble, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 212: 20, by implication.

Cophixalus variegatusParker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 176.

Cophixalus variegatus variegatusLoveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 425.

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

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

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

English Names

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


Known definitely only from the type locality (Digoel River, southwestern New Guinea (Papua, Indonesia).


See account by Zweifel, 1962, Am. Mus. Novit., 2087: 21-24. Burton and Zweifel, 1995, Am. Mus. Novit., 3129: 2, noted that most records of this nominal species probably refer to undescribed species. See account by Menzies, 1999, Aust. J. Zool., 47: 327-360, who named several of these. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 178, provided a brief account and suggested that specimens identified as this species from other than the type locality are misidentified, something that affects how earlier account should be read.

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