Oreophryne variabilis (Boulenger, 1896)

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

Sphenophryne variabilis Boulenger, 1896, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 18: 64. Syntypes: "numerous specimens"—including BMNH 1896.4.29.75–84 (now renumbered 1947.2.12.17–25 according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 164, and museum records); NHMB 1350 (presumably exchanged from BMNH) designated lectotype by Forcart, 1946, Verh. Naturforsch. Ges. Basel, 57: 134. Type locality: "Bonthain Peak, Celebes, 5000–6000 feet", Indonesia.

Oreophryne variabilisVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 112.

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

English Names

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


Mounts Bonthain and Latimojong, southern Sulawesi, above 1000 m elevation, and Gunung Karua at 1200 m elevation, Indonesia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia

Endemic: Indonesia


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 203–204, provided a brief account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 454.

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