Ranoidea phyllochroa (Günther, 1863)

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

Hyla phyllochroa Günther, 1863, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1863: 251. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.24.3–5 (formerly 1860.6.19.37 [Errumanga], 1860.6.19.40 [Sydney], 1863.6.16.84 [2 specimens, Sydney], according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 94, and museum records), ZMB 4929. Type localities: "Sydney" and "Errumanga, New South Wales", Australia.

Hyla phyllochrous phyllochroaCopland, 1963 "1962", Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 87: 137.

Litoria phyllochroaTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 354.

Dryopsophus phyllochroaWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 5. Disagreement in gender.

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

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

English Names

Leaf Green Tree Frog (Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 255; Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 103; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 63; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 128).

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

Green Stream Frog (Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 58).


Coastal east-central New South Wales, Australia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


In the Litoria citropa group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 20. See Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 255. See comment under Litoria pearsoniana. See Donnellan, McGuigan, Knowles, Mahony, and Moritz, 1999, Aust. J. Zool., 47: 275–293, for discussion of species distinctiveness. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 58–59. See comment under Litoria barringtonensisCutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 30, provided a polygon distribution map (as Litoria phyllochroa). Cutajar and Rowley, 2022, J. Herpetol., 56: 318–323, provided dot- and polygon maps (as Litoria phyllochroa). 

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