Oreophryne anthonyi (Boulenger, 1897)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Oreophryne > Species: Oreophryne anthonyi

Sphenophryne Anthonyi Boulenger, 1897, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 19: 10. Syntypes: BMNH 1896.10.31.43–49, according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 169 (renumbered as BMNH 1947.2.13.34–40), and MCZ 2896 (according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1929, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 69: 344), according to Zweifel, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 368. Type locality: "Mount Victoria, Owen Stanley Range, [Papua New Guinea, probably Central Province,] New Guinea".

Oreophryne anthonyiVan Kampen, 1919, Bijdr. Dierkd., 21: 54; Loveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 422.

Asterophrys anthonyi — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 521, by implication. 

English Names

Anthony's Cross Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 91).


Southeastern Papua New Guinea: Owen Stanley Mountains, Central Province, to Mount Dayman, Milne Bay Province.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


See Zweifel, 1983, Am. Mus. Novit., 2759: 4, for a discussion of the type locality. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 204–205, provided a brief account.

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