Cophixalus melanogenys Günther and Richards, 2021

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

Cophixalus melanogenys Günther and Richards, 2021, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 134: 352. Holotype: SAMA R71754, by original designation. Type locality: "summit of Iagifu Ridge, Southern Highlands Pr o vince, Papua New Guinea (6.4414°S, 143.2254°E; 1370 m a.s.l.)".

English Names

None noted. 


Known from the type locality at an elevation of 1370 m in the mountains of Southern Highlands Province, and tentatively from approximately 21 km to the northwest of the type locality at 1450 m elevation in Hela Province, Papua New Guinea. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Comparative external morphology and advertisement call described in the original publication. 

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