Ranoidea genimaculata (Horst, 1883)

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

Hyla genimaculata Horst, 1883, Notes Leyden Mus., 5: 240. Holotype: RMNH 4420 according to Gassó Miracle, van den Hoek Ostende, and Arntzen, 2007, Zootaxa, 1482: 43. Type locality: "Gebeh (= Gagie?) [I.]", west of Waigeo I., Indonesia.

Litoria genimaculataTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 353.

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

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

English Names

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

New Guinea Tree Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 50; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 64 [construed by these authors to populations how transferred to Litoria serrata).


Throughout New Guinea, 0–1500 m elevation,.

Geographic Occurrence

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


See Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 94. In the Litoria eucnemis group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 24. Ingram and Covacevich, 1981, Mem. Queensland Mus., 20: 291–306; without discussion, regarded Australian specimens of Litoria eucnemis as representing this species, but this view was disputed by Tyler and Watson, 1986, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 110: 193–194. 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. Günther, 2003, Faun. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd., Dresden, 24: 211, provided a record from Yapen I., Papua, Indonesia. Kraus and Allison, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 364–368, provided a record for West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 112–113, provided a brief account for this species which he included in his Litoria thesaurensis complex. Hoskin, 2007, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 91: 549–563, reported on relationships and biology of this species and its very close relative, Litoria myola. 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, redelimited the species by transferring the Australian records to Litoria serrata, and noted that molecular evidence suggests that this is a species complex. and Wiens, Kuczynski, Hua, and Moen, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 5555: 871–882, rejected placement of this species in the Litoria eucnemis group.

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