"Litoria" vagabunda (Peters and Doria, 1878)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Pelodryadinae > Species: "Litoria" vagabunda

Hyla (Litoria) vagabunda Peters and Doria, 1878, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, 13: 424. Syntype(s): MSNG 29704 (2 specimens); MSNG 29704A designated lectotype by Capocaccia, 1957, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 69: 214. Type locality: "Wahai in Insula Seram et Soron in N. Guinea austro-occidentali", Moluccas, Indonesia.

Litoria vagabundaTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 355; Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 44.

"Litoria" vagabunda — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 39. Incertae sedis within Pelodryadidae. 

English Names

Wahai Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 60).


Vogelkop Peninsula, Papua (New Guinea) and Seram I., Molucca Is., Indonesia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia

Endemic: Indonesia


For discussion see Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 177. In the monotypic Litoria vagabunda group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 44. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 107–108, provided a brief account for this species which he included in his Litoria gracilenta complex.

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