Oreophryne wolterstorffi (Werner, 1901)

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

Hylella wolterstorffi Werner, 1901, Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien, 51: 613. Holotype: ZMB 16853, according to Bauer, Günther, and Robeck, 1996, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 72: 264. Type locality: "Deutsch-Neu-Guinea"; now the northern part of Papua New Guinea; see comment by Zweifel, Menzies, and Price, 2003, Am. Mus. Novit., 3415: 27.

Hyla wolterstorffiNieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 215.

Oreophryne wolterstorffiTyler, 1964, Rec. S. Aust. Mus., 14: 675.

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

English Names

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


Known only from the indefinite type locality in former German New Guinea, in what is now Madang Province of Papua New Guinea and probably in the Ramu Valley.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


See Tyler, 1964, Rec. S. Aust. Mus., 14: 675-678, for generic assignment and descriptive notes. See Zweifel, Menzies, and Price, 2003, Am. Mus. Novit., 3415: 27-28, for account. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 215, provided a brief account.

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