Ranoidea nyakalensis (Liem, 1974)

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

Litoria nyakalensis Liem, 1974, Mem. Queensland Mus., 17: 157. Holotype: QM J22624, by original designation. Type locality: "Henrietta Creek, Palmerston N[ational]. P[ark]., N. Queensland, Australia, 800 m above sea level".

Mosleyia nyakalensisWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 5.

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

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

English Names

Henrietta Creek Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 60).

Nyakala Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 138; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 70).

Mountain Mistfrog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222).

Mountain Mist Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 138).


Northeastern Queensland in wet forests from Douglas Creek near Cardwell to Alexandra Creek, Thornton Peak, Australia, 380–1020 m elevation.

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 Davies and McDonald, 1979, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 103: 169, for discussion. See Cunningham, 2002, Mem. Queensland Mus., 48: 93-102, for discussion of phylogenetics and distribution. 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: 259, who noted that the species may be extinct. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 70-71. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 29, provided a polygon distribution map (as Litoria nyakalensis).

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