Nyctimystes brevipalmatus (Tyler, Martin, and Watson, 1972)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Pelodryadinae > Genus: Nyctimystes > Species: Nyctimystes brevipalmatus

Litoria brevipalmata Tyler, Martin, and Watson, 1972, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 97: 82. Holotype: SAMA R11236, by original designation. Type locality: "Ourimbah Creek, about five miles north-west of Gosford, New South Wales", Australia.

Dryopsophus brevipalmatusWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 5.

Nyctimystes brevipalmatusDuellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 39.

English Names

Green-thighed Frog (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 90; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 62; Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 59; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 59; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 54).


Cordalba States Forest in southeastern Queensland south to Ourimbah in coastal New South Wales, Australia, below 150 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


In the Litoria lesueuri complex, Litoria latopalmata group, according to Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 59. In the Litoria brevipalmata group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 16. 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: 257. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 54-55. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 22, provided a polygon distribution map (as Litoria brevipalmata).

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