Litoria dorsivena (Tyler, 1968)

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

Hyla dorsivena Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 83. Holotype: SAMA R7901, by original designation. Type locality: "Telefomin, Eastern Mountains, [West Sepik Province, Papua] New Guinea".

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

Dryopsophus dorsivenus — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 40.

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

English Names

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


Known from a limited area in the region of the upper Fly and upper Sepik Rivers, around 1500 m; also reported from the Arfak Mountains, New Guinea (see comment).


In the Litoria dorsivena group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 24. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 136, provided a brief account and considered this species to be in his Litoria pratti group, as well as noting that the Arfak Mountain specimens may not be identified correctly. 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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