Choerophryne proboscidea Van Kampen, 1914

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Choerophryne > Species: Choerophryne proboscidea

Choerophryne proboscidea Van Kampen, 1914, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 37: 376. Holotype: ZMA, uncatalogued, according to Van Tuijl, 1995, Bull. Zool. Mus. Univ. Amsterdam, 14: 126; considered lost by Kraus and Allison, 2001, Herpetologica, 57: 222, who designated UP 8514 as neotype. Type locality: "Njao", Papua (New Guinea), Indonesia. Neotype from "Sagoa Hill, Wewak, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea". Günther, 2008, Acta Zool. Sinica, 54: 668, questioned the appropriateness of a neotype designation so far from the original type locality.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Wide range along the bases of the northern coastal mountains of New Guinea (Papua, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea), up to 1450 m elevation.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Choerophryne rostellifer by Kraus and Allison, 2001, Herpetologica, 57: 222, where it had been placed by Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 177. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 183, provided a brief account. Shea and Kraus, 2007, Zootaxa, 1514: 37-60, commented on types. Günther, 2008, Acta Zool. Sinica, 54: 668, questioned the appropriateness of a neotype designation so far from the original type locality.

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