Litoria longicrus (Boulenger, 1911)

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

Hylella longicrus Boulenger, 1911, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 8, 8: 55. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.22.60–61 (formerly 1909.4.30.17 [Wendessi] and 1909.10.30.24 [Fak Fak]) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 91. Type locality: "one from Fakfak and the other from Wendessi", Vogelkop Peninsula, Papua (New Guinea), Indonesia.

Hyla longicrusNieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 211.

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

English Names

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


Known only from two localities on the Bird's Head, Eastern mountains and Vogelkop Peninsula, as well as upper Sepik River region, Papua (New Guinea), Indonesia; controversially from the Star Mountains of extreme western Papua New Guinea. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia

Likely/Controversially Present: Papua New Guinea


See Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 122. In the Litoria bicolor group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 14. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 136, provided a brief account and considered this species to be in his Litoria pratti group.

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