Copiula minor Menzies and Tyler, 1977

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

Copiula minor Menzies and Tyler, 1977, J. Zool., London, 183: 441. Holotype: UP 5435, by original designation. Type locality: "at an altitude of 1600 m near Oiadamawa'a Peak, Goodenough Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea".

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

English Names

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


Known only from Goodenough Island and Cloudy Mountains on the nearby mainland, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, 800-1600 m elevation.


See comment under Copiula. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 196, provided a brief account. Shea and Kraus, 2007, Zootaxa, 1514: 37-60, commented on types. 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.

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