Cophixalus bewaniensis Kraus and Allison, 2000

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Cophixalus > Species: Cophixalus bewaniensis

Cophixalus bewaniensis Kraus and Allison, 2000, J. Herpetol., 34: 535. Holotype: BPBM 13741, by original designation. Type locality: "on the southern slopes of Mt. Menawa, 8.5 km N, 13 km E of Utai Aerodrome, vicinity of Agpo Creek, 3.312° S, 141.700° E, 950 m elevation, Bewani Mts., West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea".

Asterophrys bewaniensis — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 479, by implication.

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality, southern slopes of Mount Menawa, Bewani Mountains, West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Most similar to Cophixalus ateles, Cophixalus shellyi, Cophixalus sphagnicola, and Cophixalus pipilans, according to the original publication. See comments under Cophixalus tridactylus and Cophixalus humicola. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 188, provided a brief account.

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