Litoria iris (Tyler, 1962)

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

Hyla iris Tyler, 1962, Rec. S. Aust. Mus., 14: 253. Holotype: BMNH 1961.1206, by original designation. Type locality: "Bamna, near Nondugl (Lat. 5° 49′ S; Long. 144° 44′ E) at 6,500 feet", Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.

Litoria irisTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 353.

English Names

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


Central Dividing Range of Papua (Indonesia) and eastern Papua New Guinea as well as north of that range in the Hunstein Mountains of East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.

Geographic Occurrence

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


See Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 111, and Menzies, 1993, Aust. J. Zool., 41: 225–255. In the Litoria nigropunctata group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 37. See brief account by Menzies, 1976, Handb. Common New Guinea Frogs: 32–33. Kraus and Allison, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 364–368, provided a record for East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea and characterized the range. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 143–144, provided a brief account and included this in his Litoria iris group.

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