Litoria electrica Ingram and Corben, 1990

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

Litoria electrica Ingram and Corben, 1990, Mem. Queensland Mus., 28: 476. Holotype: QM J38963, by original designation. Type locality: "25.1 km E of Cloncurry on Julia Creek-Cloncurry road, WCQ (20°43′S, 140°39′E)", Queensland, Australia.

English Names

Electric Treefrog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 59).

Buzzing Tree Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 56; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 32).


From the base of the Gulf of Carpenteria south to rivers of the Lake Eyre Basin, western Queensland, Australia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


In the Litoria rubella group according to the original publication. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 32–33. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 25, provided a polygon distribution map.

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