Litoria latopalmata Günther, 1867

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

Litoria latopalmata Günther, 1867, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 3, 20: 55. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.24.27–28 (formerly–48) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 91. Type locality: "Port Denison" (= Port Bowen), Queensland, Australia.

Hyla latopalmataBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 414.

Hyla palmataSlevin, 1955, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 28: 383. Error for Hyla latopalmata.

Litoria latopalmataTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 393. Tyler, 1978, Amph. S. Aust.: 41.

English Names

Broad-palmed Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 63; Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 67; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 42).

Günther's Frog (Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 298).

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


Eastern Queensland, New South Wales, and northeastern South Australia, Australia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


See Tyler, 1978, Amph. S. Aust.: 41–42, for account and Davies, Martin, and Watson, 1983, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 107: 87–108, for definition of species. In the Litoria latopalmata group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 29. In the Litoria lesueuri complex, Litoria brevipalmata group, according to Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 59). See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 42–43. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 27, provided a polygon distribution map.

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