Litoria pygmaea (Meyer, 1875)

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

Hyperolius pygmaeus Meyer, 1875 "1874", Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1874: 139. Type(s): MTD; destroyed in World War II, according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 138. Type locality: "Jobi" (= Yapen) I., Geelvink Bay, Papua (New Guinea), Indonesia (see comment).

Hylella pygmaeaMeyer, 1887, Abh. Ber. Zool. Anthropol. Ethnograph. Mus. Dresden, 1886–1887 (Art. 2): 16.

Hylella boulengeri Méhely, 1897, Termés. Füzetek, 20: 404, 414. Holotype: ZMH, now destroyed, according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 138. Type locality: "near Friederich-Wilhelmshafen [= Madang]", Madang Province, Papua New Guinea]. Synonymy by Loveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 308, 397.

Hyla fallax Boulenger, 1898, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1898: 482. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.23.85 (formerly 83.9.26.1) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 90. Type locality: "Katow, New Guinea". Preoccupied by Hylomantis fallax Peters, 1880. Synonymy by Loveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 397.

Hyla boulengeriVan Kampen, 1906, Nova Guinea, 5: 175.

Hyla mehelyi Nieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 215. Replacement name for Hylella boulengeri Méhelyi, 1897.

Hyla pygmaeaLoveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 397.

Litoria pygmaeaTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 354.

English Names

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

Distribution

Lowlands of New Guinea and Japen Island.

Comment

For discussion see Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 159. In the Litoria rubella group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 41. Obst, 1977, Zool. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden, 34: 174, mentioned "Ansus, Jobi" as the locality for the destroyed holotype. Günther, 2003, Faun. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd., Dresden, 24: 212, provided additional records for Papua, Indonesia. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 130, provided a brief account. Kraus, 2010, Herpetol. Rev., 41: 246-248, provided the first record for Central Province, Papua New Guinea.

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