Nyctimystes tyleri
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
Species Description: Revalidation of taxon named by Zweifel, 1983, Am. Mus. Novit., 2759: 16. Menzies JL 2014 Notes on tree frogs, Nyctimystes species (Anura: Hylidae) of New Guinea: the Nyctimystes papua species group. Alytes 31:59-76.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Papua New Guinea



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from a single specimen from the type locality, Gapaia Creek, between Garaina and Saureli, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, which is about 1,280 m asl. It is likely to have a relatively broad distribution in suitable habitats but additional data are needed.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in torrential mountain streams in rainforest. If it is similar to other members of the genus, this species lays large eggs in torrential streams and has larvae with large suckers.


Only one specimen is known, so its population status cannot be determined.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The area from which it has been recorded is remote and is probably safe from most threats.

Conservation Actions

Given the declines of torrent-dwelling hylids in Australia, the population status of this species requires close monitoring.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel 2004. Nyctimystes tyleri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55787A85821790. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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