Litoria contrastens (Tyler, 1968)

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

Hyla contrastens Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 72. Holotype: SAMA R5845, by original designation. Type locality: "Barabuna", near Kundiawa, eastern mountains, Chimbu Province, Papua New Guinea.

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

English Names

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


Eastern mountains between Kundiawa and Wau-Bulolo around 1200-1500 m elevation, Papua New Guinea.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


In the Litoria bicolor group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 14. See brief account by Menzies, 1976, Handb. Common New Guinea Frogs: 31. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 111, provided a brief account for this species which he included in his Litoria bicolor complex. Menzies, Richards, and Tyler, 2008, Aust. J. Zool., 56: 257-280, discussed the species as a member of their Litoria bicolor group.

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