Litoria oenicolen Menzies and Zweifel, 1974

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

Litoria oenicolen Menzies and Zweifel, 1974, Am. Mus. Novit., 2558: 10. Holotype: AMNH 37922, by original designation. Type locality: "beside the Trauna River (a tributary of the Baiyer River) at the Baiyer River Wildlife Sanctuary (141° 11′ E, 5° 29′ S), Western Highlands District [now Province], Papua New Guinea, elevation 1200 m."

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality in the Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


In the Litoria arfakiana group according to Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 8. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 138, provided a brief account and considered this species to be in his Litoria pratti group. Shea and Kraus, 2007, Zootaxa, 1514: 37-60, discussed paratypes.

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