Cophixalus montanus (Boettger, 1895)

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

Phrynixalus montanus Boettger, 1895, Zool. Anz., 18: 133. Syntypes: SMF (2 specimens); SMF 4198 designated lectotype by Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 50. Type locality: "Nord Halmaheira, in Höhen von 2,200-2,500′", Moluccan Is., Indonesia. Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 50, restricted to "Galela" by lectotype designation.

Hylophorbus montanusVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 139.

Phrynomantis montanusNoble, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 212: 20, by implication.

Cophixalus montanusParker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 174.

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

English Names

Mountain Rainforest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 89).


Known only from Halmahera I., Indonesia (see comment).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia

Endemic: Indonesia


A record from New Guinea was based on a specimen subsequently reidentified as Cophixalus variegatus by Zweifel, 1956, Am. Mus. Novit., 1766: 45.

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