Oreophryne mertoni (Roux, 1910)

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

Sphenophryne mertoni Roux, 1910, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 33: 227. Holotype: NHMB 2731 according to Forcart, 1946, Verh. Naturforsch. Ges. Basel, 57: 134. Type locality: "Samang, Wokam", Aru Islands, Indonesia.

Oreophryne mertoniZweifel, Menzies, and Price, 2003, Am. Mus. Novit., 3415: 16.

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

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality on Wokum Island in the Aru Islands, Indonesia.


Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 169, had provisionally placed it in the synonymy of Sphenophryne biroi, but Zweifel, Menzies, and Price, 2003, Am. Mus. Novit., 3415: 16, rejected this, noting that the status of this taxon was not confirmed. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 203, provided a brief account.

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