Cophixalus hinchinbrookensis Hoskin, 2012

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

Cophixalus hinchinbrookensis Hoskin, 2012, Zootaxa, 3271: 10. Holotype: QM J44166, by original designation. Type locality: "upper Gayundah C[ree]k, Hinchinbrook Island (18° 22′ S, 146° 15′ E, elevation 850 m), north-east Queensland", Australia.

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

English Names

Hinchinbrook Island Nursery-frog (original publication).


Restricted to Hinchinbrook Island, off the coast of northeastern Queensland, Australia, at elevation above 300 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


Confused with Cophixalus ornatus prior to a study of its molecular and morphological geographic variation, and forming the sister taxon of Cophixalus australis, according to the original publication. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 9, provided a polygon distribution map.

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