Sphenophryne alpestris (Zweifel, 2000)

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

Oxydactyla alpestris Zweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 75. Holotype: AMNH 76854, by original designation. Type locality: "Gomgale Pass, elevation about 2400 m, approximately 17 km south and 15 km west of Kundiawa, Simbu Province, Papua New Guinea".

Copiula alpestrisPeloso, Frost, Richards, Rodrigues, Donnellan, Matsui, Raxworthy, Biju, Lemmon, Lemmon, and Wheeler, 2016, Cladistics, 32: 139. 

Sphenophryne alpestris — Rivera, Kraus, Allison, and Butler, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 112: 8. 

Asterophrys alpestris — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 479, by implication. 

English Names

None noted.


Elevations of 1800-2740 m in Western Highlands, Simbu, and Eastern Highlands provinces of Papua New Guinea.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 229, provided a brief account.

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