Litoria arfakiana (Peters and Doria, 1878)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Pelodryadinae > Genus: Litoria > Species: Litoria arfakiana

Hyla (Litoria) arfakiana Peters and Doria, 1878, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, 13: 421. Syntypes: ZMB 9756 (3 specimens), BMNH–5, MSNG 29723 (10 specimens [of 3 species, according to Menzies and Zweifel, 1976, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 81: 17]), RMNH 4241; MSNG 29723A designated lectotype by Capocaccia, 1957, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 69: 213. Type locality: "Hatam", Arfak Mountains, Vogelkop Peninsula, Papua, Indonesia (New Guinea).

Litoria arfakianaTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 352.

English Names

Arfakiana Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 59).


Central highlands of New Guinea (Papua New Guinea and Papua region of Indonesia), including the mountains of the Bird's head, generally above 1500 m; Goodenough and Ferguson Islands in the d'Entrecasteaux Group.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region, Papua New Guinea


In the Litoria arfakiana group according to Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 8. See Menzies and Zweifel, 1974, Am. Mus. Novit., 2558: 1–16. Günther, 2003, Faun. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd., Dresden, 24: 209–216, provided a record for Papua, Indonesia. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 133–134, provided a brief account and considered this species to be in his Litoria pratti group. Kraus, 2013, Herpetol. Rev., 44: 278, provided a record from Mount Trafalfar, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea.

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