Australian Museum Journal New frogs (Anura: Microhylidae) from the mountains of western Papua New Guinea

Shortform:
Kraus, 2011. Rec. Aust. Mus. 63(1): 53–60
Author(s):
Kraus, Fred
Year published:
2011
Title:
New frogs (Anura: Microhylidae) from the mountains of western Papua New Guinea
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
63
Issue:
1
Start page:
53
End page:
60
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.63.2011.1584
Language:
English
Date published:
29 June 2011
Cover date:
29 June 2011
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
AMPHIBIANS; TAXONOMY; NEW GUINEA
Digitized:
29 June 2011
Available online:
01 July 2011
Reference number:
1584
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (37kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (355kb PDF)

Abstract

 I describe two new species of microhylid frogs from the mountains of the central cordillera of western Papua New Guinea. One of these is in the arboreal genus Oreophryne; the other is in the fossorial genus Xenorhina. The Oreophryne is one of the largest members of the genus and is characterized by a ligamentous connection of the procoracoid to the scapula, webbing between the toes, fifth toe equal in length to the third, and a relatively short leg, wide head, long and narrow snout, and small finger discs. The Xenorhina species is among the smallest species of the genus and is distinguished by having a single odontoid spike, discs with circum-marginal grooves on all toes but the first, inflated lores, and a relatively long leg, short and broad head and snout, and features of color pattern. The Oreophryne is known from two localities approximately 30 km apart, and the Xenorhina is known only from its type locality. Both occur in the high mountains of Western Province, Papua New Guinea.