Cophixalus desticans Kraus and Allison, 2009

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

Cophixalus desticans Kraus and Allison, 2009, Zootaxa, 2128: 11. Holotype: BPBM 16436, by original designation. Type locality: "Saidowai, 9.9580166°S, 150.9505333°E, 5 m, Normanby Island, D’Entrecasteaux Archipelago, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea".

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

English Names

None noted.


Known from Northern Province, Papua New Guinea and from Normanby Island, D’Entrecasteaux Islands, Milne Bay Province.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


 Kraus, 2013, Herpetol. Rev., 44: 277, provided a record from Mount Victory, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea.

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