Litoria wisselensis (Tyler, 1968)

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

Hyla wisselensis Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 180. Holotype: RMNH 12295, by original designation. Type locality: "Enarotali, Lake Paniai, Wissel Lakes, Snow Mountains, [Papua], New Guinea", Indonesia.

Litoria wisselensisTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 355.

English Names

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


Wissel Lakes region in the Snow Mountains, New Guinea (Indonesia) at ca. 1700 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region

Endemic: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region


In the Litoria rubella group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 41. In the Litoria wisselensis group; see Tyler and Davies, 1983, Copeia, 1983: 803-808. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 123-125, provided a brief account and regarded it as a member of his Litoria rubella group. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 262.

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