Cophixalus cryptotympanum Zweifel, 1956

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

Cophixalus cryptotympanum Zweifel, 1956, Am. Mus. Novit., 1766: 36. Holotype: AMNH 56842, by original designation. Type locality: "at an elevation of 1370 meters on the north slope of Mt. Dayman, Maneau Range, Territory of Papua [Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea]".

Asterophrys cryptotympanum — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 418. 

English Names

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


Central mountainous regions of Papua New Guinea from Southern Highlands and Western Highlands provinces to the eastern end of the island.


See account by Zweifel, 1962, Am. Mus. Novit., 2087: 5-7. See brief accounts by Menzies, 1976, Handb. Common New Guinea Frogs: 56-57, and Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 190. Kraus, 2013, Herpetol. Rev., 44: 277, provided a record from Mount Simpson, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea.

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