Sphenophryne rhododactyla (Boulenger, 1897)

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

Liophryne rhododactyla Boulenger, 1897, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 19: 11. Syntypes: BMNH 1896.10.31.28–30 according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 156; renumbered as BMNH 1947.2.12.47–49 according to Zweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 63. Type locality: "Mount Victoria, Owen Stanley Range, New Guinea", Papua New Guinea, probably in Central Province.

Sphenophryne rhododactylaParker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 156; Rivera, Kraus, Allison, and Butler, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 112: 4, by implication of the synonymy of Liophryne with Sphenophryne

Liophryne rhododactylaZweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 63.

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

English Names

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


Papua New Guinea in the Owen Stanley Range, Central Province, northwest to the vicinity of Wau, Morobe Province.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


See Zweifel, 1983, Am. Mus. Novit., 2759: 4, for discussion of the type locality. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 226, provided a brief account. See comment under Liophryne.

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