Litoria pronimia Menzies, 1993

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

Litoria pronimia Menzies, 1993, Aust. J. Zool., 41: 249. Holotype: UP 8404, by original designation. Type locality: "6 km south by west of Tabubil town, on the road between Tabubil and Lukwi Dam, Ok Ma, Western Proince of Papua New Guinea ... altitude about 500 m".

English Names

Peppered Pinocchio Treefrog (Oliver, Günther, Mumpuni, and Richards, 2019, Zootaxa, 4602: 338). 


Found in a broad band of lowland and foothill forest spanning over 1000 km along the the southern edge of the Central Cordillera from the Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area in the east (Papua New  Guinea), to at least as far west as Timika in Papua, Indonesia, with a further (potentially disjunct) population in the Fakfak Mountains, Papua, Indonesia, 200 to 1150 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Likely/Controversially Present: Indonesia - Papua Region

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


In the Litoria nigropunctata group according to the original publication. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 147–148, provided a brief account and included this in his Litoria iris group. Shea and Kraus, 2007, Zootaxa, 1514: 37–60, commented on types.  Oliver, Günther, Mumpuni, and Richards, 2019, Zootaxa, 4602: 338–341, provided a detailed account. 

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