Mantophryne lateralis Boulenger, 1897

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Mantophryne > Species: Mantophryne lateralis

Mantophryne lateralis Boulenger, 1897, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 19: 12. Syntypes: BMNH (several specimens); Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 62, noted these as BMNH 1896.10.31.32–36 (with 1896.10.31.35 being identified as a specimen of Metopostira ocellata and 1896.10.31.36 identified as a specimen of Cophixalus oxyrhinus); BMNH 1947.2.11.2 (formerly 1896.10.31.35) designated lectotype by Zweifel, 1972, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 148: 480 (who noted that the remaining specimens represent Hylophorbus rufescens). Type locality: "Mount Victoria, Owen Stanley Range, New Guinea" (probably in Central Province, Papua New Guinea according to Zweifel, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 352.

Manthophryne lateralisVogt, 1911, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1911: 427. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Phrynomantis lateralisZweifel, 1972, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 148: 480.

Mantophryne lateralisBurton, 1986, Rec. S. Aust. Mus., 19: 405–450.

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

English Names

Victoria Archipelago Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 90).


North coast of Papua (Indonesia), and north and south of the central range of Papua New Guinea.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region, Papua New Guinea


See Zweifel, 1983, Am. Mus. Novit., 2759: 4, for a discussion (as Phrynomantis lateralis) of the type locality. See brief accounts by Menzies, 1976, Handb. Common New Guinea Frogs: 51 (as Phrynomantis lateralis) and Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 253.

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