Ranoidea spenceri (Dubois, 1984)

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

Hyla maculata Spencer, 1901, Proc. R. Soc. Victoria, 13: 177. Holotype: NMV D8498 according to Coventry, 1970, Mem. Natl. Mus. Victoria, 31: 116. Type locality: "Powong [= Poowong], Victoria", Australia. Preoccupied by Hyla maculata Gray, 1830.

Litoria maculataTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 353.

Litoria spenceri Dubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 83. Replacement name for Hyla maculata Spencer, 1901.

Saganura maculataWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 6.

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

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

English Names

Spencer's Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 60).

Spotted Tree Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 152; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 58).


From Lake Eildon in the Central Highlands of Victoria to Mount Kosciuszko in New South Wakes, Australia, 200–1100 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


In the Litoria spenceri group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 33 (as the Litoria maculata group). 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: 261. 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: 32, provided a polygon distribution map (as Litoria spenceri).

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