Litoria prora (Menzies, 1969)

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

Hyla prora Menzies, 1969, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 93: 165. Holotype: UP 1015, by original designation. Type locality: "...near Efogi...at an altitude 3,800′; location 147° 38′ E.; 9° 9′ S. and approximately 37 miles northeast of Port Moresby", Central Province, Papua New Guinea.

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Known only from two localities on the southern flank of the central ranges, upper Kikori River and Efogi in the Owen Stanley Range, Central Province, Papua New Guinea, ca. 1200 m elevation.

Comment

In the monotypic Litoria prora group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 40. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 148, provided a brief account and included this in his Litoria iris group. Shea and Kraus, 2007, Zootaxa, 1514: 37-60, commented on the type specimens.

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