Sphenophryne crassa Zweifel, 1956

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

Sphenophryne crassa Zweifel, 1956, Am. Mus. Novit., 1766: 11. Holotype: AMNH 56803, by original designation. Type locality: "north slope of Mt. Dayman, Maneau Range, Territory of Papua [Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea], at an elevation of 2230 meters".

Oxydactyla crassaZweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 82.

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

Asterophrys crassa — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 418. 

English Names

Papua Land Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 92).


Mount Dayman and Mount Simpson in the Owen Stanley Range, southeastern tail of Papua New Guinea, 2000–2230 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 230, provided a brief account.

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