Sphenophryne similis (Zweifel, 2000)

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

Liophryne similis Zweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 71. Holotype: AMNH 130570, by original designation. Type locality: "Myola Guest House, 2080 m, 7 km south, 6 km west of Mt. ellamy, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea". Junior secondary homonym of Asterophrys similis Zwiefel, 1956, when both in Asterophrys

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality (Myola) in the Owen Stanley Mountains, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, 2080 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 227-228, provided a brief account. Shea and Kraus, 2007, Zootaxa, 1514: 37-60, commented on types.

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