Ranoidea spinifera (Tyler, 1968)

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

Hyla spinifera Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 167. Holotype: MCZ 54510, by original designation. Type locality: "at an altitude of approximately 5000 ft at Oruge, Eastern Mountains, [Papua] New Guinea".

Litoria spiniferaTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 354. Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 14.

Dryopsophus spiniferusDuellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 40. 

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

English Names

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


Known from several localities in the upper Purari River catchment, Eastern mountains, 1000-1500 m elevation, New Guinea.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


In the Litoria becki group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 14. Richards, 2001, Mem. Queensland Mus., 46: 733-740, discussed that distribution of this species. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 139, provided a brief account and considered this species to be in his Litoria pratti group.

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