Oxydactyla coggeri
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Species Description: 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 No.253.
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 Kaironk Valley in the Schrader Mountains, Madang Province, and from 120km to the south-west at Mendi in Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. It was recorded between 2,200 and 2,400m asl. It might have a wide distribution in Enga Province, where there has been little survey work.

Habitat and Ecology

This species was found under logs on the forest floor just inside primary forest close to anthropogenic grassland. Like other species in the genus, it presumably breeds by direct development.


There is no information available on the population status of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information available on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

The species' extent of occurrence needs to be documented. It is not known from any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Stephen Richards, James Menzies 2004. Oxydactyla coggeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57942A11706547. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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