Ranoidea lorica (Davies and McDonald, 1979)

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

Litoria lorica Davies and McDonald, 1979, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 103: 170. Holotype: QM J36090, by original designation. Type locality: "Alexandra Creek near Thornton Peak (16° 7′ [S], 145° 20′ [E]), Queensland", Australia.

Pengilleyia loricaWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 6. Provisional generic placement.

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

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

English Names

Armoured Mist Frog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 135).

Alexandra Creek Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 59)

Armoured Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 135; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 28).


Cascades of the Thornton Massif, Queensland, Australia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


In the Litoria nannotis group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 35. See Cunningham, 2002, Mem. Queensland Mus., 48: 93–102, for discussion of phylogenetics and distribution. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 258. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 28–29. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 27, provided a polygon distribution map (as Litoria lorica).

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