Nyctimystes hunti (Richards, Oliver, Dahl, and Tjaturadi, 2006)

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

Litoria hunti Richards, Oliver, Dahl, and Tjaturadi, 2006, Zootaxa, 1208: 59. Holotype: SAMA R60716, by original designation. Type locality: "Utai, Sanduan Province (141° 35′ E, 03° 23′ S)", Papua New Guinea.

Litoria huntorumShea and Kraus, 2007, Zootaxa, 1514: 45. Unjustifed emendation.

"Litoria" hunti — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 39. Incertae sedis within Pelodryadidae. 

Litoria huntorum — Kraus, 2018, Zootaxa, 4457: 273. 

Nyctimystes hunti  — Here (25 August 2018), based on the placement of this species in the "Litoria" gramineus complex according to Kraus, 2018, Zootaxa, 4457: 274.


English Names

None noted.


Known only from West Sepid and Sanduan Provinces, northern Papua New Guinea, although expected to have a broad distribution in the northern lowlands of Papua New Guinea and into adjacent northeastern Papua, Indonesia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Likely/Controversially Present: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Most similar to Litoria infrafrenata and Litoria graminea according to the original publication. Shea and Kraus, 2007, Zootaxa, 1514: 37-60, commented on the paratypes. A likely member of the Litoria graminea according to Kraus, 2018, Zootaxa, 4457: 273. Kraus, 2013, Herpetol. Rev., 44: 278, provided a record from the Torricelli Mountains, West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. 

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