Cophixalus nubicola Zweifel, 1962

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

Cophixalus nubicola Zweifel, 1962, Am. Mus. Novit., 2087: 8. Holotype: AMNH 66581, by original designation. Type locality: "at an elevation of 10,200 feet on a ridge of Mt. Michael, Territory of New Guinea [Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea].

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

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (Mount Michael, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea, 3100 m elevation).


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 191-192, provided a brief account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 449.

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