Litoria watsoni Mahony, Moses, Mahony, Lemckert, and Donnellan, 2020

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

Litoria watsoni Mahony, Moses, Mahony, Lemckert, and Donnellan, 2020, Zootaxa, 4858: 219. Holotype: AMS R186898, by original designation. Type locality: "Parma Creek, New South Wales (-35.02062° S, 150.4962° E)". Zoobank publication registration: 82613E60-CEEB-4BCB-8536-007CD888606E

English Names

None noted. 


Eastern Victoria and south-eastern New South Wales, from 10 km east of Bellbird Creek and 4 km south of Brookville in eastern Victoria, along the eastern fall of the Great Dividing Range north to the Budderoo Plateau, Illawarra Region, New South Wales, Australia. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


The sister taxon of Litoria littlejohni according to the original publication, where the call was discussed, compared with Litoria littlejohni (with which this species was previously considered a part) and where two subpopulations were noted. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 33, provided a polygon distribution map.

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