Litoria leucova (Tyler, 1968)

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

Hyla leucova Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 119. Holotype: SAMA R6461, by original designation. Type locality: "Busilmin, Eastern Mountains, [West Sepik Province, Papua] New Guinea".

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

English Names

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


Known only two localities at 1600 m elevation in the upper Sepik catchment on the northern slopes of the central mountains and one locality in the upper Ok Tedi on the southern slopes of the central mountains, West Sepik Province, and in the Hunstein Mountains of East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


In the monotypic Litoria leucova group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 31. See accounts by Johnston and Richards, 1994, Mem. Queensland Mus., 37: 273-279, and Menzies, 1993, Aust. J. Zool., 41: 225-255. Kraus and Allison, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 364-368, provided a record for Hunstein Mountains, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 144, provided a brief account and included this in his Litoria iris group.

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