Litoria congenita (Peters and Doria, 1878)

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

Hyla (Litoria) congenita Peters and Doria, 1878, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, 13: 427. Syntype(s): MSNG 9722 (4 specimens); MSNG 29722A designated lectotype by Capocaccia, 1957, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 69: 213. Type locality: "Yule Island .... Isola Yule nell' Hall Sound", Central Province, Papua New Guinea.

Hyla macgregori Ogilby, 1890, Rec. Aust. Mus., 1: 100. Syntypes: 26 specimens mentioned in original description; syntypes include AMS R4613, R54693–95, R54700–04, R60771, with 16 specimens not located according to Cogger, 1979, Rec. Aust. Mus., 32: 174. Type locality: "St. Joseph's [= Angabunga] River district", southern lowlands, Papua New Guinea. Synonymy by Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 68.

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

English Names

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


Southern coastal lowlands of New Guinea; Aru Is.

Geographic Occurrence

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


See Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 68. In the Litoria rubella group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 41. See brief account by Menzies, 1976, Handb. Common New Guinea Frogs: 36–37. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 121–122, provided a brief account.

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