Litoria wollastoni (Boulenger, 1914)

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

Hyla wollastoni Boulenger, 1914, Trans. Zool. Soc. London, 20: 248. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.23.59 (formerly 1913.11.1.151), according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 142, and museum records. Type locality: "Camp VI, Utakwa [= Octakwa] R., 2100 ft.", Papua (New Guinea), Indonesia.

Litoria wollastoniMenzies and Zweifel, 1974, Am. Mus. Novit., 2558: 3.

English Names

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


Probably throughout the premontane and lower montane regions of New Guinea east of 136° E, but with only a few confirmed localities.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region, Papua New Guinea


In the Litoria arfakiana group according to Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 8. Removed from the synonymy of Litoria arfakiana by Menzies and Zweifel, 1974, Am. Mus. Novit., 2558: 1-16, where it had been placed by Tyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 355. Kraus and Allison, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 364-368, provided a range extension to the Torricellia Mountains, West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 131-132, provided a brief account and considered this species to be in his Litoria pratti group.

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