Leiopelma hochstetteri Fitzinger, 1861

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leiopelmatidae > Genus: Leiopelma > Species: Leiopelma hochstetteri

Leiopelma Hochstetteri Fitzinger, 1861, Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien, 11: 218. Syntypes: NHMW 16385: 1-2 according to Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 23. Type locality: "nördlichen Insel von Neu-Seeland in der Provinz Auckland und zwar in die Nähe des östlich von der Stadt Auckland gelegenen Hafens Coromandel an der Ostseite des Hauraki Golfes". Placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology by Opinion 1071, Anonymous, 1977, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 33: 167.

Liopelma hochstetteriGünther, 1869 "1868", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1868: 478. Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 448.

English Names

Hochstetter's New Zealand Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 70).

Hochstetter's Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 76).


North and South Auckland, including Rangitoto Range, Coromandel Peninsula and Great Barrier Island; Gisborne (Huaiarau and Raukumara Ranges), New Zealand.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: New Zealand

Endemic: New Zealand


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: 293. Gemmell, Bowsher, and Gomas, 2005, DOC Sci. Internal Ser., NZ Dept. Conserv., 141: 1-19, provided evidence of multiple lineages under this binominal. Fouquet, Green, Waldman, Bowsher, McBride, and Gemmell, 2010, Conserv. Genetics, 11: 907-919, reported on phylogeography and identified 13 evolutionarily significant units. See van Winkel, Baling, and Hitchmough, 2019, Rept. Amph. New Zealand: 310–311, for account, photograph, and range map. 

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