Oreophryne insulana Zweifel, 1956



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1998

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Papua New Guinea


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Zweifel, R.G. 1956. Results of the Archbold Expeditions No. 72. Microhylid frogs from New Guinea, with descriptions of new species. American Museum Novitates: 1-49.


Other references:

Brass, L.J. 1956. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 75. Summary of the Fourth Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (1953). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History: 81-152.

Kraus, F. and Allison, A. 2004a. New records for reptiles and amphibians from Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Herpetological Review: 413-418.

Kraus, F. and Allison, A. 2004b. Notes on poorly known New Guinea Frog. I. Microhylid frogs from the D'Entrecasteaux Islands. Herpetofauna: 26-39.

Fred Kraus, Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel. 2004. Oreophryne insulana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57918A11701364. Downloaded on 12 February 2017.

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)]


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