Cophixalus concinnus Tyler, 1979

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

Cophixalus concinnus Tyler, 1979, Copeia, 1979: 119. Holotype: QM J30743, by original designation. Type locality: "at an elevation of 1,250 m on Thornton Peak (16° 12′; 145° 20′), Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia".

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

English Names

Tapping Nursery-Frog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222).

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

Elegant Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 366; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 108).

Beautiful Nursery=Frog (Hoskin, 2004, Aust. J. Zool., 52: 250).


Restricted to a very small high-altitude area (over 1100 m) around the summit of Thornton Peak, between Mossman and Cooktown in northeastern Queensland, Australia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


See account by Hoskin, 2004, Aust. J. Zool., 52: 250–255, who noted that this species was previous to 2004 confounded with Cophixalus aenigma. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 448. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 108–109. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 9, provided a polygon distribution map.

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