Xenorhina gigantea Van Kampen, 1915

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Xenorhina > Species: Xenorhina gigantea

Xenorhina gigantea Van Kampen, 1915, Nova Guinea, 13: 40. Syntypes: ZMA 5702-03; ZMA 5702 designated lectotype by Daan and Hillenius, 1966, Beaufortia, 13: 126. Type locality: "Bijenkorfbiwak" near the Lorentz River, 1700 m elev., Snow Mountains, Papua (New Guinea), Indonesia.

Xenobatrachus giganteusVan Kampen, 1919, Bijdr. Dierkd., 21: 54; Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 130.

Xenorhina giganteaFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 366.

Asterophrys gigantea — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 557, by implication.

English Names

Giant Fanged Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 93).


Known only from the type locality and Eipomek, approximately 140 km east of the type locality, Papua, Indonesia (New Guinea).


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 260, provided a brief account (as Xenobatrachus giganteus).

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