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Published: 2021-01-06

A new species of large green treefrog (Litoria, Pelodryadidae) from Papua, Indonesia

1Environmental Futures Research Institute and School of Environment and Science, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4121, and Biodiversity and Geosciences Program, Queensland Museum, South Brisbane, Queensland, 4101 Australia.
Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany.
Center for Environmental Studies, Sanata Dharma University (CESSDU), Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, S.A. 5000, Australia.
Pelodryadidae Litoria graminea Group Litoria infrafrenata Group New Guinea swamp forests

Abstract

We describe a new species of large green treefrog from southern Papua Province, Indonesia. Litoria lubisi sp. nov. is placed in the L. infrafrenata Group based on its size, colouration and configuration of hand webbing, but differs from other members of this group in aspects of body size and proportions, extent of hand webbing, colouration and male advertisement call. Litoria lubisi sp. nov. occurs in close proximity to two other species in the L. infrafrenata Group, emphasising an until-recently overlooked pattern that multiple species of large, arboreal Litoria have overlapping distributions across much of the lowlands of southern New Guinea.

 

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