Ranoidea serrata (Andersson, 1916)

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

Hyla serrata Andersson, 1916, K. Svensk. Vetensk. Akad. Handl., 52: 17. Syntypes: NHRM 1646 (2 specimens), 1647 (3 specimens), and 1648, according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 123. Type locality: "Atherton", "Carrington", and "Malanda", Queensland, Australia.

Litoria serrataCogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 49.

Pengilleyia serrataWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 6. Provisional generic placement.

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

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

English Names

Green-eyed Treefrog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222 [as Litoria genimaculata]).


Between Paluma and Big Tableland in northeastern Queensland, Australia. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


Removed from the synonymy of Litoria eucnemis by Wells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 6 (without comment), , where it had been placed by Loveridge, 1935, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 78: 7, 40; Tyler and Watson, 1986, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 110: 193-194. Richards, McDonald, and Ingram, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 34: 94, regarded Litora serrata to be a junior synonym of Litoria genimaculata. Richards, Hoskin, Cunningham, McDonald, and Donnellan, 2010, Zootaxa, 2391: 33-46, resurrected Litoria serrata from the synonymy of Litoria genimaculata for the Australian population on the basis of morphology, call, allozymes, and mtDNA and noted that it is composed of two lineages. Bell, MacKenzie, Hickerson, Chavarría, Cunningham, Williams, and Moritz, 2012, Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. B, Biol. Sci., 279: 991–999, reported on molecular phylogeography. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 31, provided a polygon distribution map (as Litoria serrata). 

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