Litoria littlejohni White, Whitford, and Mahony, 1994

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pelodryadidae > Subfamily: Litoriinae > Genus: Litoria > Species: Litoria littlejohni

Litoria littlejohni White, Whitford, and Mahony, 1994, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 114: 4. Holotype: AMS R95802, by original designation. Type locality: "Walker's Ridge Road (Joe's Point), Watagan State Forest, approx. 90 km N of Sydney, N[ew]. S[outh]. W[ales]. (33° 02′ 10″ S, 151° 08′ 00″ E)".

English Names

Littlejohn's Tree Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 86).

Heath Frog (Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 40).

Distribution

Watagan Mountains and Woronora Plateau of northeastern New South Wales, Australia. 

Comment

Confused with Litoria jervisiensis in earlier literature. In the Litoria ewingii complex of Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 82. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 40-41. Mahony, Moses, Mahony, Lemckert, and Donnellan, 2020, Zootaxa, 4858: 201–230, assigned the former southern populations to the new species, Litoria watsoni and provided a comparison of calls and morphology, beyond the molecular differences. 

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