Oreophryne jeffersoniana Dunn, 1928

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

Oreophryne jeffersoniana Dunn, 1928, Am. Mus. Novit., 315: 3. Holotype: AMNH 24530, by original designation. Type locality: "Komodo, 2500 feet altitude", Indonesia.

Oreophryne darewskyi Mertens, 1965, Senckenb. Biol., 46: 189. Holotype: ZISP 4126, by original designation; reported incorrectly as SMF 4126 by Iskandar and Mumpuni, 2003 "2002", Hamadryad, 27: 126. Type locality: "Insel Rintja, Klein Sunda-Inseln", Indonesia. Synonymy by Auffenberg, 1980, Bull. Florida State Mus., Biol. Sci., 25: 56.

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

English Names

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


Komodo, Sumbawa, Rinca, and western Flores Islands, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia

Endemic: Indonesia


See account by Mertens, 1930, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 42: 232. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 202, provided a brief account. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 626. Somaweera, Azis, Resa, Panggur, Saverinus, and Muga, 2018, Amph. Rept. Komodo Natl. Park: 7, provided a brief characterization and photograph for the population on Komodo, Indonesia. Kennedi, Kusrini, Mardiastuti, and Ariefiandy, 2021, Media Konservasi , 26: 217–230, reported the species from Komodo, Flores, and Sumbawa Is., Indonesia. 

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