Ranoidea booroolongensis (Moore, 1961)

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

Hyla booroolongensis Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 292. Holotype: AMS R16006, by original designation. Type locality: "Guy Fawkes Creek, Ebor, New South Wales", Australia.

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

Rawlinsonia booroolongensisWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 6.

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

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

English Names

Booroolong Frog (Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 292; Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 90; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 62; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 59; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 61; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 54).


From the Queensland–New South Wales border south along the Great Dividing Range almost to the Victoria border, Australia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


In the Litoria booroolongensis group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 16. In the Litoria lesueuri complex, Litoria lesueuri group, according to Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 59. Smith and Hunter, 2005, Ethology, 111: 1103–1115, reported on temporal and geographic variation in the advertisement call. 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: 256. 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 booroolongensis).

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