Austrochaperina brevipes (Boulenger, 1897)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1896

Rediscovered in 1986

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Papua New Guinea


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Boulenger, G. A. (1897). Descriptions of new lizards and frogs from Mount Victoria, Owen Stanley Range, New Guinea, collected by Mr. A. S. Anthony. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 6, 19: 6-13.

Other references:

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]

Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel. 2004. Austrochaperina brevipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57689A11664806. Downloaded on 12 February 2017.

Zweifel, R. G. (2000). Partition of the Australopapuan microhylid frog genus Sphenophryne with descriptions of new species. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History: 1-130.


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