Litoria darlingtoni (Loveridge, 1945)

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

Hyla darlingtoni Loveridge, 1945, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 58: 53. Holotype: MCZ 25890, by original designation. Type locality: "Mount Wilhelm, 5000–8000 feet, Bismarck Range, Madang Division, [Chimbu Province, Papua] New Guinea".

Nyctimystes flavomaculata Forcart, 1953, Verh. Naturforsch. Ges. Basel, 64: 63. Holotype: NHMB 5820, by original designation. Type locality: "Nordost-Neuguinea, Chimbu-Subdistrikt", given as "Kundiawa, Central Mountains, New Guinea" by Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 122. Synonymy by Zweifel, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1896: 42.

Hyla darlingtoniZweifel, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1896: 42.

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

English Names

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


Central and eastern mountains of Papua New Guinea, between 141° and 146° E, ca. 1500 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


See Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 76. In the Litoria peronii group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 39. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 103–104, provided a brief account for this species which he included in his Litoria amboinensis complex.

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