Ranoidea chloris (Boulenger, 1892)

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

Hyla chloris Boulenger, 1892, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, Ser. 2, 7: 403. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.23.86 (formerly 1892.9.16.10) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 89. Type locality: "Dunoon, Richmond River", New South Wales, Australia.

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

Dryomantis chlorisWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 5.

Dryopsophus chlorisDuellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 40. 

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

English Names

Red-eyed Tree Frog (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 91; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 30).

North Coast Green Tree Frog (Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 263).

Australian Red-eyed Treefrog (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).

Southern Orange-eyed Treefrog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222).

Red-eyed Green Tree Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 130).


Southeastern coastal Queensland (south from Proserpine) and northeastern New South Wales in eastern Australia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


In the Litoria chloris group of Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 108. In the Litoria aruensis group (= Litoria gracilenta group) according to Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 10. Menzies and Tyler, 2004, Aust. J. Zool., 52: 203, partitioned the Litoria gracilenta group and placed this species in the Litoria chloris group. See Davies and McDonald, 1979, Aust. J. Zool., 20: 347–359, and Davies, McDonald, and Adams, 1986, Proc. R. Soc. Victoria, 98: 63–71, for discussion of geographic variation. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 30–31. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 23, provided a polygon distribution map (as Litoria chloris).

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