Ranoidea impura (Peters and Doria, 1878)

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

Hyla (Litoria) impura Peters and Doria, 1878, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, 13: 426. Syntype(s): MSNG 29719 (3 specimens); MSNG 29719A designated lectotype by Capocaccia, 1957, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 69: 213. Type locality: "Yule Island in Nova Guinea australi .... uno all'Isola Yle e l'altro a Niecura sulla Costa opposta".

Litoria impuraTyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 42; Menzies and Zug, 1979, Micronesica, 15: 325.

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

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

English Names

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


Southeastern New Guinea from the Port Moresby area to Milne Bay and Dogura, 0-500 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


In the Litoria thesaurensis group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 42. Removed from the synonymy of Litoria thesaurensis by Menzies and Zug, 1979, Micronesica, 15: 325, where it had been placed by Loveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 308. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 113-114 provided a brief account for this species which he included in his Litoria thesaurensis complex.

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