Cophixalus cheesmanae Parker, 1934

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

Cophixalus cheesmanae Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 175. Holotype: BMNH 1934.1.5.5, by original designation; renumbered as BMNH 1947.2.11.97 according to Zweifel, 1979, Am. Mus. Novit., 2678: 11. Type locality: "Kokoda (1,200 ft.) [Northern Province], British New Guinea [Papua New Guinea]".

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

English Names

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


Lowlands and foothills, below 1600 m, from the foothills of the Adelbert Mountains in the north and the Purari River in the south, eastwards to Mount Suckling, Papua New Guinea; disjunct records from the Idenburg River area, 850–1800 m in Papua, Indonesia, that may indicate a continuous distribution through northern New Guinea.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region, Papua New Guinea


See Zweifel, 1979, Am. Mus. Novit., 2678: 1–14, for distribution map and other information. See brief account by Menzies, 1976, Handb. Common New Guinea Frogs: 56. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 189, provided a brief account and a revised range.

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