Litoria nigropunctata (Meyer, 1875)

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

Hyperolius nigropunctatus Meyer, 1875 "1874", Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1874: 139. Type(s): MTD; destroyed in World War II according to Obst, 1977, Zool. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden, 34: 174. Type locality: "Jobi" (=Japen) I., Geelvink Bay, Papua (New Guinea), Indonesia; rendered as "Ansus, Jobi" by Obst, 1977, Zool. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden, 34: 174.

Hylella nigropunctataBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 421.

Hyla bernsteini Horst, 1883, Notes Leyden Mus., 5: 241. Syntypes: RMNH (2 specimens); RMNH 4421 according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 135. Type locality: "Salawattie and Gebeh [I.]", New Guinea, Indonesa. Synonymy by Loveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 308, 394.

Hyla (Hylella) ouwensii Barbour, 1908, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 51: 325. Holotype: MCZ 2434, by original designation. Type locality: "Pom, north coast of Jobi (Japen) Island, Geelvink Bay, Dutch New Guinea". Synonymy by Loveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 308, 394.

Hyla (Hylella) nigromaculataBarbour, 1908, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 51: 325. Error for Hyla nigropunctata.

Hyla nigropunctataNieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 210.

Hyla atropunctataVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 37. Substitute name for Hylella nigropunctata Meyer.

Litoria nigropunctataTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 354. Menzies, 1972, Herpetologica, 28: 291.

English Names

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

Distribution

Northern New Guinea and Gebe and Japen Is., 0-500 m elevation; one locality, Ok Tedi River, on the southern flank of the central mountain ranges.

Comment

In the Litoria nigropunctata group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 37. See Menzies, 1972, Herpetologica, 28: 291-300. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 116-117, provided a brief account for this species which he included in his Litoria nigropunctata complex.

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