Cophixalus riparius Zweifel, 1962

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

Cophixalus riparius Zweifel, 1962, Am. Mus. Novit., 2087: 14. Holotype: AMNH 65975, by original designation. Type locality: "at an elevation of 9100 feet beside Pengagl Creek on the east slope of Mt. Wilhelm, Territory of New Guinea [Chimbu Province, Papua New Guinea]".

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

English Names

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


Central mountain ranges of Papua New Guinea from Madang, Southern Highlands, and Western Highlands provinces southeastward to the vicinity of Wau, Morobe Province, 1800-2800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


See brief accounts by Menzies, 1976, Handb. Common New Guinea Frogs: 61, and Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 193. Kraus, 2010, Herpetol. Rev., 41: 246-248, provided the record for Madang Province and the Schrader Mountains.

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