Cophixalus saxatilis Zweifel and Parker, 1977

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

Cophixalus saxatilis Zweifel and Parker, 1977, Am. Mus. Novit., 2614: 2. Holotype: MCZ 90205, by original designation. Type locality: "Black Mountain, 13 miles south and 2 miles west of Cooktown, Queensland, Australia".

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

English Names

Boulder Nursery-Frog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222).

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

Rock Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 376).


Known only from the type locality (Black Mountain, south of Cooktown, northern Queensland, Australia).


See account by Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 376. 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. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 108–109. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 11, provided a polygon distribution map.

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