Xenorhina subcrocea (Menzies and Tyler, 1977)

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

Xenobatrachus subcroceus Menzies and Tyler, 1977, J. Zool., London, 183: 450. Holotype: UP 4393, by original designation. Type locality: "approximately 11 km north of Lae, [Morobe Province,] Papua New Guinea".

Xenorhina sucroceaFrost, 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 subcrocea — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 557, by implication.

English Names

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


Hill forest on the north coast of New Guinea including coastal ranges between Vanimo and Lae, Papua New Guinea, 0-1000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 264-265, provided a brief account (as Xenobatrachus subcroceus). Shea and Kraus, 2007, Zootaxa, 1514: 37-60, commented on types.

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