Ranoidea aruensis (Horst, 1883)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Pelodryadinae > Genus: Ranoidea > Species: Ranoidea aruensis

Hyla aruensis Horst, 1883, Notes Leyden Mus., 5: 242. Syntypes: RMNH 4416 (Aru, 2 specimens), 4417 (Misool), according to Gassó Miracle, van den Hoek Ostende, and Arntzen, 2007, Zootaxa, 1482: 41-42. Type localities: "Aroe-Islands" (=Aru) and "Misool", Papua (New Guinea), Moluccas, New Guinea.

Litoria aruensisTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 352.

Dryopsophus aruensis — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 40. 

Ranoidea aruensis — Dubois and Frétey, 2016, Dumerilia, 6: 21. 

English Names

Aru Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 59).


Westernmst New Guinea (Indonesia), Moluccan Is. (Waigeo, Misool), Aru Is., and Louisiade Archipelago.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region


For discussion see Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 43. In the Litoria aruensis group according to Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 10. Menzies and Tyler, 2004, Aust. J. Zool., 52: 203, noted that the Litoria aruensis group should be referred to as the Litoria gracilenta group. Menzies and Tyler, 2004, Aust. J. Zool., 52: 290, noted that the affinities of Litoria aruensis are enigmatic, thereby implying a lack of confidence in the reality of the Litoria gracilenta group. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 105, provided a brief account for this species which he included in his Litoria gracilenta complex.

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