Ranoidea rueppelli (Boettger, 1895)

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

Hyla rueppelli Boettger, 1895, Zool. Anz., 18: 137. Syntypes: SMF (5 specimens); also BMNH 1947.2.23.11–14 (formerly 1895.10.26.19–22_ according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 95, and museum records; SMF 2614 designated lectotype by Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 42. Type locality: "Nord-Halmahaira [sic]", corrected to "Kau, N-Halmaheira, Moluccas", Indonesia by Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 147.

Nyctimystes rueppelliZweifel, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1896: 36; Kraus, 2013, Mem. Queensland Mus., 56 : 581–587, by implication; Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 39. 

Litoria rueppelliFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 362; Menzies and Riyanto, 2015, Alytes, 32: 17. 

Ranoidea rueppelli — Dubois and Frétey, 2016, Dumerilia, 6: 21. Provisional arrangement. 

English Names

Rueppel's Big-eyed Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 61).


Halmahera and Morotai Islands in the Moluccas, Indonesia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia

Endemic: Indonesia


For discussion see Zweifel, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1896: 36. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 166, provided a brief account. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 264. Menzies and Riyanto, 2015, Alytes, 32: 17–22, transferred the species to Litoria (sensu stricto). 

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