Ranoidea nudidigita (Copland, 1963)

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

Hyla phyllochrous nudidigitus Copland, 1963 "1962", Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 87: 137. Holotype: AMS R51309, by original designation. Type locality: "Aberfeldy River, 10 miles by road north of Walhalla, Victoria", Australia.

Dryopsophus nudidigitusWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 5. Elevated without discussion.

Litoria nudidigitaDonnellan, McGuigan, Knowles, Mahony, and Moritz, 1999, Aust. J. Zool., 47: 289.

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

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

English Names

Narrow Fringed Frog (Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 58).


Eastern Victoria and southeastern New South Wales south of Sydney, Australia, along the coastal plain.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


Donnellan, McGuigan, Knowles, Mahony, and Moritz, 1999, Aust. J. Zool., 47: 288–289, removed this taxon from the synonymy of Litoria phyllochroa. Mahony, Knowles, Foster, and Donnellan, 2001, Rec. Aust. Mus., 53: 40, suggested on the basis of molecular data that Litoria nudidigita is the sister taxon of Litoria phyllochroa. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 58–59. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 29, provided a polygon distribution map (as Litoria nudidigitus). Cutajar and Rowley, 2022, J. Herpetol., 56: 318–323, provided dot- and polygon maps (as Litoria nudidigitus). 

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