Austrochaperina brevipes (Boulenger, 1897)

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

Liophryne brevipes Boulenger, 1897, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 19: 11. Holotype: BMNH 1896.10.31.31 according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 158; renumbered as BMNH 1947.2.12.50 according to Zweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 24. Type locality: "Mount Victoria, Owen Stanley Range, New Guinea [Papua New Guinea, probably in Central Province]".

Sphenophryne brevipesParker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 158.

Austrochaperina brevipesZweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 24.

English Names

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

Distribution

Known only from two localities in the Owen Stanley Range, Papua New Guinea.

Comment

See Zweifel, 1983, Am. Mus. Novit., 2759: 4, for a discussion of the type locality. Zweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 24, provided an account. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 218, provided a brief account.

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