Oreophryne monticola (Boulenger, 1897)

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

Sphenophryne monticola Boulenger, 1897, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 19: 508. Syntypes: BMNH 1897.6.21.92–98 according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 162 (renumbered as BMNH 1947.2.12.26–32 according to museum records), and MCZ 2897 (according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1929, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 69: 345), according to Zweifel, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 371. Type locality: "Lombok, ... collected at 4000 feet altitude", Indonesia.

Callula modesta Boettger, 1898, Ber. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 1898: liv. Nomen nudum. Synonymy by Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 162..

Oreophryne monticolaVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 113.

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

English Names

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

Montane Chorus Frog (Iskandar, 1998, Amph. Java Bali: 58).


Lombok and Bali Islands, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia, above 1000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia

Endemic: Indonesia


See accounts by Mertens, 1930, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 42: 233, and Iskandar, 1998, Amph. Java Bali: 58–59. McKay, 2006, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Bali: 35, provided a brief account and photograph. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 203, provided a brief account. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 455.

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