Cophixalus parkeri Loveridge, 1948

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

Cophixalus variegatus parkeri Loveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 425. Holotype: MCZ 25940, by original designation. Type locality: "Mount Wilhelm, 8,000 feet, Bismarck Range, Madang Division, [Chimbu Province,] Australian New Guinea [Papua New Guinea]".

Cophixalus parkeriZweifel, 1956, Am. Mus. Novit., 1766: 44.

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

English Names

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


Central mountainous region of Papua New Guinea, from Chimbu Province to Morobe Province, 2000-2600 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


See Zweifel, 1962, Am. Mus. Novit., 2087: 112, and Zweifel, 1979, Am. Mus. Novit., 2678: 1-14, for accounts. See brief accounts by Menzies, 1976, Handb. Common New Guinea Frogs: 57, and Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 192.

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