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Oxydactyla coggeri

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Anura
Genus  Oxydactyla
Higher classification  Oxydactyla
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Microhylidae
Scientific name  Oxydactyla coggeri
Rank  Species
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Oxydactyla coggeri is a species of frog in the family Microhylidae. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea and known from two regions, one in the Madang Province and the other in the Southern Highlands Province (the intervening areas have seen little survey work). It has been collected at elevations between 2,000 and 2,400 m (6,600 and 7,900 ft) above sea level. The specific name coggeri honors Harold Cogger, a herpetologist from the Australian Museum.

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Description

Adult males measure 19–27 mm (0.75–1.06 in) and females 21–28 mm (0.83–1.10 in) in snout–vent length. The head is slightly narrower than the body. The eyes are relatively large. The tympanum is indistinct. The fingertips are flattened but not disclike, the toe tips are disclike. There is no webbing between the fingers or the toes.

The male advertisement call is a single-note call, consisting of several notes uttered in rapid succession.

Habitat and conservation

Its natural habitats are montane forests and has been found under logs and in leaf litter. There is no information about threats to this little known species.

References

Oxydactyla coggeri Wikipedia


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