Mantophryne lateralis Boulenger, 1897
Mantophryne lateralis Boulenger, 1897, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 19: 12. Syntypes: BMNH (several specimens); Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 62, noted these as BMNH 126.96.36.199-36 (with 188.8.131.52 being identified as a specimen of Metopostira ocellata and 184.108.40.206 identified as a specimen of Cophixalus oxyrhinus); BMNH 19220.127.116.11 (formerly 18.104.22.168) designated lectotype by Zweifel, 1972, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 148: 480 (who noted that the remaining specimens represent Hylophorbus rufescens). Type locality: "Mount Victoria, Owen Stanley Range, New Guinea" (probably in Central Province, Papua New Guinea according to R. G. Zweifel IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 352.
Manthophryne lateralis — Vogt, 1911, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1911: 427. Incorrect subsequent spelling.
Phrynomantis lateralis — Zweifel, 1972, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 148: 480.
Mantophryne lateralis — Burton, 1986, Rec. S. Aust. Mus., 19: 405-450.
Victoria Archipelago Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 90).
North coast of Papua (Indonesia), and north and south of the central range of Papua New Guinea.
See Zweifel, 1983, Am. Mus. Novit., 2759: 4, for a discussion (as Phrynomantis lateralis) of the type locality. See brief accounts by Menzies, 1976, Handb. Common New Guinea Frogs: 51 (as Phrynomantis lateralis) and Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 253.
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