Copiula oxyrhina (Boulenger, 1898)

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

Phrynixalus oxyrhinus Boulenger, 1898, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1898: 480. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.12.1–5 (formerly 1898.3.3.12–16). Type locality: "St. Aignan I. [Misima I.], south of Ferguson I., British New Guinea [Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea]".

Copiula oxyrhinaMéhely, 1901, Termés. Füzetek, 24: 194, 243; Van Kampen, 1919, Bijdr. Dierkd., 21: 54.

Cophixalus oxyrhinus — Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 177; Loveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 426.

Copiula oxyrhinusDuellman, 1993, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 21: 199. Misspelling.

Asterophrys oxyrhina — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 418.  

English Names

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


Eastern Papua New Guinea, Central Province to Misima I., Milne Bay Province; D'Entrecasteau Islands and Louisiade Archipelago and Woodlark Island, 0–1000 m elevation.


See comment under Copiula. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 196-197, provided a brief account.

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