Cophixalus biroi (Méhely, 1901)

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

Phrynixalus Biroi Méhely, 1901, Termés. Füzetek, 24: 197, 247. Syntypes: MNH, destroyed; other surviving syntypes may be BMNH 1901.3.9.2 (now reregistered 1947.2.30.91) ("juv. in egg"—Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 175). and NHMW 19825 (Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 29). Type locality: "Sattelberg", Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.

Hylophorbus biroiVan Kampen, 1919, Bijdr. Dierkd., 21: 54.

Cophixalus biroiParker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 174. Zweifel, 1956, Am. Mus. Novit., 1766: 44.

Cophixalus biroi biroiLoveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 423.

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

English Names

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

Biro's Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 95).


Northern New Guinea (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea) from Lae through the foothills of the Rawlinson, Finisterre, and Adelbert Ranges to the Idenburg River.


See Zweifel, 1979, Am. Mus. Novit., 2678: 1-14, for distribution map and other information. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 188-189, provided a brief account.

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