Sphenophryne rubra (Zweifel, 2000)

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

Liophryne rubra Zweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 65. Holotype: UP 9361, by original designation. Type locality: "Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea, about 3 km east of Mt. Opio (5° 35′ 51″ S, 144° 47′ 25″ E) at an elevation of 2180 m".

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Kubor and Bismarck Ranges of the central highlands, Papua New Guinea, 1750-2000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 226-227, provided a brief account.

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