Cophixalus aenigma Hoskin, 2004

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Cophixalus > Species: Cophixalus aenigma

Cophixalus aenigma Hoskin, 2004, Aust. J. Zool., 52: 241. Holotype: QM J79446, by original designation. Type locality: "summit of Thornton Peak (16° 10′ S, 145° 22′ 20″ E), north-east Queensland, 1300 m elevation".

English Names

Tapping Nursery Frog (Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 447; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 108-109.).

Distribution

Higher elevations (over 750 m) of the Mount Carbine Tableland, Thornton Uplands, Finnigan Uplands, and Bakers Blue Mountain, between Cooktown and Cairns, northeastern Queensland, Australia.

Comment

Most closely related to Cophixalus exiguus, but previous confused with Cophixalus concinnus, according to the original publication. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 447. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 108-109.

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