Copiula fistulans Menzies and Tyler, 1977

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Copiula > Species: Copiula fistulans

Copiula fistulans Menzies and Tyler, 1977, J. Zool., London, 183: 435. Holotype: SAMA R14497, by original designation. Type locality: "approximately 11 km north of Lae [Morobe Province], Papua New Guinea".

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

English Names

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


Lowlands of Papua New Guinea from Adelbert Mountains, Madang Province, to Finschhafen, Morobe Province, and to Popondetta, Northern Province, 0-500 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


See comment under Copiula. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 195, provided a brief account. Shea and Kraus, 2007, Zootaxa, 1514: 37-60, commented on types. Kraus, 2013, Herpetol. Rev., 44: 277, provided a record from the Adelobert Mountains, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea.

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