Litoria mystax (Van Kampen, 1906)

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

Hyla mystax Van Kampen, 1906, Nova Guinea, 5: 173. Holotype: RMNH 4632, according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 133. Type locality: "Moaif", northern lowlands, Papua (New Guinea), Indonesia.

Litoria mystaxTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 354.

English Names

Moaif Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 60).


Known only from the type locality (Moaif, northern Papua, New Guinea, Indonesia).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region

Endemic: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region


For discussion see Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 142. 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.: 150, provided a brief account.

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