Austrochaperina macrorhyncha (Van Kampen, 1906)

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

Chaperina macrorhyncha Van Kampen, 1906, Nova Guinea, 5: 168. Holotype: RMNH 4630 according to Gassó Miracle, van den Hoek Ostende, and Arntzen, 2007, Zootaxa, 1482: 35. Type locality: "Manikion-Gebiet", Papua (New Guinea), Indonesia.

Chaperina punctata Van Kampen, 1913, Nova Guinea, 9: 463. Syntypes: ZMA 5747-50 (Went Mts.), ZMA 5751-53 (Hellwig Mts.), and others in BMNH, FMNH (according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 46), MCZ, and AMS R30834 (according to Shea and Sadlier, 1999, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., 15: 10), according to Van Tuijl, 1995, Bull. Zool. Mus. Univ. Amsterdam, 14: 126. Type locality: "Went-gebire, 800-1050 m" = Went Mountains, 800-1050 meters, and "Hellwig-Gebirge, +/- 2500 m" = Hellwig Mountains, 2500 meters, Papua, New Guinea, Indonesia. Synonymy by Loveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 421.

Austrochaperina macrorhynchaZweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 39.

English Names

Manikion Land Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 92).


Upland regions of New Guinea, over much of Papua, extending east into Papua New Guinea at least to the Torricelli Mountains on the north coast and Western Province in the central ranges.


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 220, provided a brief account.

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