Cophixalus tagulensis Zweifel, 1963

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

Cophixalus tagulensis Zweifel, 1963, Am. Mus. Novit., 2141: 6. Holotype: AMNH 60066, by original designation. Type locality: "west slope of Mt. Riu, Sudest (Tagula) Island, Louisiade Archipelago, Territory of Papua, New Guinea [Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea]".

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

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality on Sudest (= Tagula) Island (Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 193-194, provided a brief account.

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