Cophixalus exiguus Zweifel and Parker, 1969

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

Cophixalus exiguus Zweifel and Parker, 1969, Am. Mus. Novit., 2390: 2. Holotype: SAMA R10311, by original designation. Type locality: "between 1800 and 2000 feet on Mt. Hartley, 23 miles south and 5 miles east of Cooktown, Queensland", Australia.

English Names

Bloomfield Nursery-Frog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222).

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

Scanty Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 366; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 108).

Distribution

Known only from Big Tableland, Mount Hartley, and the vicinity of Gap Creek, south of Cooktown in northeastern Queensland, Australia, 555-620 m elevation.

Comment

See account by Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 368. Hoskin, 2004, Aust. J. Zool., 52: 262-263, commented on the range. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 625. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 108-109.

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