Litoria pratti (Boulenger, 1911)

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

Hyla pratti Boulenger, 1911, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 8, 8: 55. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.23.54–56 (formerly 1909.10.30.25–27) (Wendessi), 1947.2.23.57–58 (formerly 1911.3.29.1–2) (Arfak Mountains) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 94. Type locality: "Wendessi ... [and] Arfak Mountains at an altitude of 8000 feet", Vogelkop Peninsula, Papua (New Guinea), Indonesia.

Hyla montana prattiLoveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 397.

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

Dryopsophus pratti — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 40.

Ranoidea pratti — Dubois and Frétey, 2016, Dumerilia, 6: 21. 

English Names

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


Known only from the type localities on the Vogelkop Peninsula, 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: 157. In the Litoria becki group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 14. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 139, provided a brief account and considered this species to be in his Litoria pratti group and who also implied that the Wendessi locality was not assignable to this species. Inclusion in Litoria by implication of the tree topology of the tree presented in Richards, Tjaturadi, Krey, and Donnellan, 2021, in Telnov et al. (eds.), Biodivers. Biogeography & Nat. Conserv. Wallacea & New Guinea, 4: 19–33. 

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