Cophixalus pipilans Zweifel, 1980

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

Cophixalus pipilans Zweifel, 1980, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 165: 404. Holotype: AMNH 83004, by original designation. Type locality: "vicinity of Sempi, 9 km. north of Alexishafen, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, elevation between sea level and 50 m."

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

English Names

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


From the Prince Alexander Mountains (East Sepik Province), the vicinity of Lae (Morobe Province) to the Adelbert Mountains (Madang Province), Papua New Guinea, 0-700 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 187, provided a brief account. Kraus, 2013, Herpetol. Rev., 44: 277, provided a record from the Prince Alexander Mountains, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.

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