Oreophryne loriae (Boulenger, 1898)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Oreophryne > Species: Oreophryne loriae

Sphenophryne loriae Boulenger, 1898, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 2, 18: 707. Syntypes: MSNG (numerous specimens) and BMNH 97.12.10.141-142, according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 170; one specimen in FMNH considered a 'cotype' (presumably a syntype in this context) by Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 59. Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 173, 176 also reidentified some MSNG syntypes to Cophixalus variegatus and Cophixalus ornatus.; MSNG 29124 designated lectotype by Capocaccia, 1957, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 69: 220. Type locality: "Moroka", Central Province, Papua New Guinea.

Oreophryne loriaeVan Kampen, 1919, Bijdr. Dierkd., 21: 54. Menzies, 1976, Handb. Common New Guinea Frogs: 62.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Known with confidence only in the region of the type locality (Moroka, Central Province, Papua New Guinea). 

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Sphenophryne biroi by Menzies, 1976, Handb. Common New Guinea Frogs: 62, where it had been placed by Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 169. See comment by Zweifel, Menzies, and Price, 2003, Am. Mus. Novit., 3415: 2. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 211-212, provided a brief account. See account by Kraus, 2016, Zootaxa, 4195: 7–14. who revised the species and restricted the range. 

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