Litoria prora (Menzies, 1969)

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

Hyla prora Menzies, 1969, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 93: 165. Holotype: UP 1015, by original designation. Type locality: "...near an altitude 3,800′; location 147° 38′ E.; 9° 9′ S. and approximately 37 miles northeast of Port Moresby", Central Province, Papua New Guinea.

Litoria proraTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 354. Menzies, 1972, Herpetologica, 28: 291.

English Names

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


Known only from two localities on the southern flank of the central ranges, upper Kikori River and Efogi in the Owen Stanley Range, Central Province, Papua New Guinea, ca. 1200 m elevation; possibly to be found in extreme eastern Papua, Indonesia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Likely/Controversially Present: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


In the monotypic Litoria prora group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 40. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 148, provided a brief account and included this in his Litoria iris group. Shea and Kraus, 2007, Zootaxa, 1514: 37–60, commented on the type specimens.

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