Sphenophryne schlaginhaufeni Wandolleck, 1911

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

Sphenophryne schlaginhaufeni Wandolleck, 1911 "1910", Abh. Ber. Zool. Anthropol. Ethnograph. Mus. Dresden, 13: 5. Syntypes: MTD D2212 (2 specimens), destroyed according to Obst, 1977, Zool. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden, 34: 175; BMNH 1947.2.12.45–46 are recorded in museum records as syntypes, but this requires confirmation. Type locality: "Oberlauf des Rienjamur 650–700 m üb. Meer" (= Upper reaches of the Rienjamur 650–700 m above the sea), Torricelli Mountains, West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.

Sphenophryne klossi Boulenger, 1914, Trans. Zool. Soc. London, 20: 251. Syntypes: BMNH 1913.11.1.140–141 according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 153. Type locality: "Launch Camp, Setekwa R[iver].", Papua (New Guinea), Indonesia. Synonymy by Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 153; Loveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 421.

Liophryne schlaginhaufeniZweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 68.

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

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

English Names

Wandolleck's Land Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 93).


Upland regions of New Guinea; the central ranges of Papua (Indonesia) east to Chimbu Province (Papua New Guinea), and in the north coast ranges of Papua New Guinea.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region, Papua New Guinea


Kraus and Allison, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 364–368, provided a range extension to West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 227, provided a brief account. See comment under Liophryne.

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