Xenorhina oxycephala (Schlegel, 1858)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Xenorhina > Species: Xenorhina oxycephala

Bombinator oxycephalus Schlegel, 1858, Handl. Dierkd., 2: 58. Syntypes: Not stated, but RMNH 2280 (2 specimens) according to Gassó Miracle, van den Hoek Ostende, and Arntzen, 2007, Zootaxa, 1482: 31. Type locality: "Nieuw-Guinea"; refined by Zweifel, 1972, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 148: 536, to "Triton Bay, West Irian [Papua (New Guinea), Indonesia]".

Xenorhina oxycephalaPeters, 1863, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1863: 82. Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 179; Zweifel, 1972, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 148: 536.

Xenorhina oxycephalusVan Kampen, 1915, Nova Guinea, 13: 54.

Xenorhina stresemanni Ahl, 1932, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 17: 897. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered according to the original publication; ZMB 34108 according to Bauer, Günther, and Robeck, 1996, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 72: 267, who documented that earlier reports of its loss were in error. Type locality: "Jobi (Japen)"= Jobi Island, Indonesia. Provisional synonymy by Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 66; synonymy supported by Zweifel, 1972, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 148: 538.

Asterophrys oxycephalaParker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 67.

Asterophrys oxycephalaLoveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 419.

English Names

Schlegel's Snouted Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 93).


Western Papua (Indonesia) and and north coast ranges of the north coast ranges of Papua (Indonesia) and Papua New Guinea.


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 270, provided a brief account.Günther, 2010, Vert. Zool., Dresden, 60: 217-224, provided molecular evidence that nominal Xenorhina oxycephala is a complex of species that forms a paraphyletic group with respect to Xenorhina arndti and Xenorhina varia.

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