Sphenophryne allisoni (Zweifel, 2000)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Sphenophryne > Species: Sphenophryne allisoni

Liophryne allisoni Zweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 58. Holotype: AMNH 81221, by original designation. Type locality: "Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, on the road from Wau to Edie Creek, north slope of Mt. Kaindi, elevation 1900 m, about 5 km west and 1 km north of Wau".

Sphenophryne allisoni — Rivera, Kraus, Allison, and Butler, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 112: 4, by implication of the synonymy of Liophryne with Sphenophryne

Asterophrys allisoni — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 547, by implication. 

English Names

None noted.


From the eastern edge of Eastern Highlands Province to the vicinity of Wau, Morobe Province, and thence south to near Fane, Central Province, Papua New Guinea, 1400-2000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 224-225, provided a brief account. Kraus, 2010, Herpetol. Rev., 41: 246-248, provided the record for Central Province.

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