Australian Museum Journal An account of collections of frogs from central New Guinea

Shortform:
Tyler, 1963, Rec. Aust. Mus. 26(3): 113–130
Author(s):
Tyler, M. J.
Year published:
1963
Title:
An account of collections of frogs from central New Guinea
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
26
Issue:
3
Start page:
113
End page:
130
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.26.1963.671
Language:
English
Plates:
plates 1–5
Date published:
18 December 1963
Cover date:
18 December 1963
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
31 March 2009
Available online:
23 July 2009
Reference number:
671
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (104kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (3635kb PDF)

Abstract

In an account of frogs in the Australian Museum collected in Central New Guinea, two new Hylid species (Nyctimystes disrupta and N. foricula from the Schrader Mountains), and one new Ranid (Rana jimiensis from the Jimi River Valley) are described. Variations within the paratype series are reported, and the relationships of the species are discussed. Series or individual examples of four additional species of the genus Nyctimystes, four Hyla, three Rana, and one Cophixalus are represented, and notes on their morphology, ecology, parasites, distribution and vernacular nomenclature are included. The representation of the family Microhylidae by a solitary specimen is discussed, and assumed to indicate selective rather than representative sampling of the herpetofauna by the collectors.