Ranoidea eucnemis (Lönnberg, 1900)

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

Hyla eucnemis Lönnberg, 1900, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 6: 579. Syntypes: 2 specimens—BMNH 1947.2.23.87 (formerly 1900.9.21.7, according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 89), ZIUU (no number). Type locality: "Sattelberg", Huon Peninsula, New Guinea.

Hyla rhacophorus Van Kampen, 1909, Nova Guinea, 9: 32. Holotype: ZMA 5823, according to Van Tuijl, 1995, Bull. Zool. Mus. Univ. Amsterdam, 14: 127. Type locality: "Etna Bai", Papua, New Guinea, Indonesia. Synonymy by Tyler, 1965, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 145: 98; confirmed by Richards, Hoskin, Cunningham, McDonald, and Donnellan, 2010, Zootaxa, 2391: 33–46.

Nyctimystes loveridgei Neill, 1954, Copeia, 1954: 83. Holotype: MCZ 27823, by original designation. Type locality: "small stream near Taburi, a native village about 2 miles southeast of Rouna Fall, [Southeast Peninsula,] Papua [New Guinea]". Synonymy with Litoria genimaculata by Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 94; with Litoria eucnemis by Richards, Hoskin, Cunningham, McDonald, and Donnellan, 2010, Zootaxa, 2391: 42.

Hyla loveridgeiZweifel, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1896: 43.

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

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

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

English Names

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

Fringed Tree Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 53; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 64).

Green-eyed Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 62).


Southern lowlands and Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea; Yapen I., Papua, Indonesia, and reported (although this requires confirmation) to be widely distributed on the Papua mainland); extreme north of the Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia, Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region, Papua New Guinea


In the Litoria eucnemis group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 24. See Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 86. Richards, McDonald, and Ingram, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 34: 94, discussed the distribution and diagnosis of this and other members of Litoria similar to Litoria eucnemis. See comment under Litoria genimaculata. Günther, 2003, Faun. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd., Dresden, 24: 209–216, provided a record for Yapen I., Papua, Indonesia. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 112, provided a brief account for this species which he included in his Litoria thesaurensis complex. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 64–65. Richards, Hoskin, Cunningham, McDonald, and Donnellan, 2010, Zootaxa, 2391: 33–46, reported on the phylogenetics of the species and suggested that it is the sister taxon of Litoria serrataCutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 25, provided a polygon distribution map for Australia (as Litoria eucnemis). 

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