Oreophryne frontifasciata (Horst, 1883)

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

Callula frontifasciata Horst, 1883, Notes Leyden Mus., 5: 243. Syntypes: including RMNH 1807 and 8686; RMNH 1807 designated lectotype by Brongersma, 1948, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 29: 307. Type locality: "Salawatti, Morotai and Halmaheira" Is. in the Moluccas, Indonesia; syntypes from Salawatti and Halmahera Is. are lost. Lectotype is from Morotai.

Oreophryne frontifasciataBrongersma, 1948, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 29: 307.

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

English Names

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


With the loss of the syntypes the species is known with certainty only from Morotai Island, north of Halmahera, Moluccas, Indonesia.


Removed from the synonymy of Oreophryne moluccensis by Brongersma, 1948, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 29: 307, where it had been placed provisionally by Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 165. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 202, provided a brief account.

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