Austrochaperina gracilipes Fry, 1912

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

Austrochaperina gracilipes Fry, 1912, Rec. Aust. Mus., 9: 93. Holotype: AMS 4536 according to Cogger, 1979, Rec. Aust. Mus., 32: 178. Type locality: "Somerset, Cape York, North Queensland", Australia.

Sphenophryne gracilipesNieden, 1926, Das Tierreich, 49: 48. Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 155; Zweifel, 1985, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 182: 289.

Austrochaperina gracilipesZweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 32.

English Names

Shrill Chirper (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222).

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

Slender Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 360; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 102).

Distribution

Lowland rainforest of Cape York Peninsula north of Cooktown (Queensland, Australia) and southern Papua New Guinea.

Comment

According to R. G. Zweifel (pers. comm.), Zweifel, 1965, Am. Mus. Novit., 2214: 2, erred in placing Sphenophryne gracilipes in the synonymy of Sphenophryne robusta. See accounts by Zweifel, 1962, Am. Mus. Novit., 2113; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 360; and Zweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 32 (who noted that Austrochaperina gracilipes may be a junior synonym of Microbatrachus pusillus). Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 219, provided a brief account. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 102-103.

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