Austrochaperina basipalmata (Van Kampen, 1906)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Austrochaperina > Species: Austrochaperina basipalmata

Chaperina basipalmata Van Kampen, 1906, Nova Guinea, 5: 168. Syntypes: ZMA 5875-76 (2 specimens—Timena River) ZMA (1 specimen—Tawarin; lost according to Van Tuijl, 1995, Bull. Zool. Mus. Univ. Amsterdam, 14: 126), and RMNH (1 specimen), according to Van Tuijl, 1995, Bull. Zool. Mus. Univ. Amsterdam, 14: 126; RMNH 4628-29 reported as syntypes by Gassó Miracle, van den Hoek Ostende, and Arntzen, 2007, Zootaxa, 1482: 35; BMNH 1928.2.10.3, considered a syntype in error by Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 156, according to Zweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 39. Type locality: "Tawarin" and "Timena-Fluss", Papua, Indonesia (New Guinea).

Chaperina quatuorlobata Wandolleck, 1911 "1910", Abh. Ber. Zool. Anthropol. Ethnograph. Mus. Dresden, 13: 9. Syntypes: MTD (3 specimens), destroyed in WWII. Type locality: "Torricelligebirge" (= Torricelli Mountains), Papua New Guinea. Synonymy (with Austrochaperina macrorhyncha) by Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 155; Loveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 421. Synonymy with Chaperina basipalmata by Zweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 15.

Sphenophryne basipalmataVan Kampen, 1919, Bijdr. Dierkd., 21: 54; Nieden, 1926, Das Tierreich, 49: 46; Loveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 421.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Mountain ranges of the north coast of New Guinea from Tawarin River in Papua (Indonesia) to the Torricelli Mountains southeast of Aitape, Papua New Guinea.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Austrochaperina macrorhyncha by Zweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 14, where it had been placed by Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 155; and Loveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 421. Kraus and Allison, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 364-368, provided a range extension and characterised the range. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 217, provided a brief account.

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