Litoria becki (Loveridge, 1945)

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

Hyla becki Loveridge, 1945, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 58: 53. Holotype: MCZ 25900, by original designation. Type locality: "taken among rocks beside a brook in the forest on Mt. Wilhelm, 7,500–10,000 feet, Bismarck Range, Madang Division", Chimbu Province, Papua New Guinea.

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

Dryopsophus beckiDuellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 40. 

Ranoidea becki —  Dubois and Frétey, 2016, Dumerilia, 6: 21. 

English Names

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


Mount Giluwe and Mount Wilhelm in the central mountains of Papua New Guinea, 2300–3200 m elevation; possibly Mount Jaya at 3650 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


For discussion see Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 47. In the Litoria becki group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 14. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 134, provided a brief account and considered this species to be in his Litoria pratti group. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 256. Inclusion in Litoria by implication of the tree topology of the tree presented in Richards, Tjaturadi, Krey, and Donnellan, 2021, in Telnov et al. (eds.), Biodivers. Biogeography & Nat. Conserv. Wallacea & New Guinea, 4: 19–33. 

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