Ranoidea lutea (Boulenger, 1887)

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

Hyla lutea Boulenger, 1887, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1887: 337. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.23.50–52 (formerly 1887.1.24.40–42) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 91. Type locality: "Faro Island", Solomon Islands.

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

Ranoidea lutea — Here (21 Nov 2021) by implcation of the tree topology presented by Richards, Tjaturadi, Krey, and Donnellan, 2021, in Telnov et al. (eds.), Biodivers. Biogeography & Nat. Conserv. Wallacea & New Guinea, 4: 19–33. 

English Names

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

Solomon Islands Treefrog (Pikacha, Morrison, and Richards, 2008, Frogs Solomon Islands: 57).


On the lowlands of the northwestern islands of the Solomon Islands, from Buka to New Georgia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Solomon Islands

Endemic: Solomon Islands


See Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 127. In the Litoria thesaurensis group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 42. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 114 provided a brief account for this species which he included in his Litoria thesaurensis complex. Pikacha, Morrison, and Richards, 2008, Frogs Solomon Islands: 57–58, provided an account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 258.

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