Xenorhina obesa (Zweifel, 1960)

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

Xenobatrachus obesus Zweifel, 1960, Am. Mus. Novit., 2012: 1. Holotype: AMNH 64247, by original designation. Type locality: "Maratambu, Adelbert Mountains, Northeast New Guinea [Madang Province, Papua New Guinea], elevation 2300 feet".

Xenorhina obesaFrost, 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 obesa — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 418. 

English Names

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


Northern foothills of the Nassau Mountains, Papua (Indonesia), eastward in the north coast ranges of Papua New Guinea, 700-800 m elevation.


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 262, provided a brief account (as Xenobatrachus obesus). Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, suggested on the basis of Genbank sequences that Xenorhina obesa falls well outside of nominal Xenorhina, rendering that genus polyphyletic.

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