Asterophrys slateri Loveridge, 1955

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Asterophrys > Species: Asterophrys slateri

Asterophrys slateri Loveridge, 1955, Breviora, 50: 1. Holotype: MCZ 28205, by original designation. Type locality: "Omati, near Port Moresby, Papua [Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea]" (the type locality is actually about 400 km northwest of Port Moresby according to R.G. Zweifel IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 353.

Phrynomantis slateriZweifel, 1972, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 148: 499.

Callulops slateriDubois, 1988, Alytes, 7: 1-5.

Metamagnusia slateriGünther, 2009, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 85: 171.

Asterophrys slateri — Rivera, Kraus, Allison, and Butler, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 112: 7, by implication. 

English Names

Slater's Callulops Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 88).

Distribution

Southern lowlands and foothils in Western and Gulf provinces, Papua New Guinea, 1520 m elevation, west to almost the Papua New Guinea border, within which it is expected to occur.

Comment

Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 235-246 provided a brief account.

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