Cophixalus biroi (Méhely, 1901)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Cophixalus > Species: Cophixalus biroi

Phrynixalus Biroi Méhely, 1901, Termés. Füzetek, 24: 197, 247. Syntypes: MNH, destroyed; other surviving syntypes may be BMNH 1901.3.9.2 ("juv. in egg"—Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 175). and NHMW 19825 (Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 29). Type locality: "Sattelberg", Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.

Hylophorbus biroiVan Kampen, 1919, Bijdr. Dierkd., 21: 54.

Cophixalus biroiParker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 174. Zweifel, 1956, Am. Mus. Novit., 1766: 44.

Cophixalus biroi biroiLoveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 423.

English Names

Sattelberg Rainforest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 88).

Biro's Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 95).


From Lae through the foothills of the Rawlinson, Finisterre, and Adelbert Ranges to the Idenburg River, New Guinea.


See Zweifel, 1979, Am. Mus. Novit., 2678: 1-14, for distribution map and other information. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 188-189, provided a brief account.

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