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Litoria xanthomera
Orange-thighed Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae

© 2002 Jean-Marc Hero (1 of 13)

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia

 

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Northern Queensland coastline between Cooktown and Townsville. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 19600 km2

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Confined to dense rainforest where it lives in the tree canopy and descends to the ground only to breed. Emerges after heavy rain. Details of breeding are unknown but are believed to be similar to the very closely related Litoria chloris.

Trends and Threats
No known declines.

Threats
In the past loss of habitat from logging was a threat. Now habitat degradation due to tourism in northern Queenslands rainforest is more a threat.

Conservation Measures
Protected within the National Parks in the Wet Tropics.

References

Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.

Cogger, H.G. (1992). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.

Davies, M., McDonald, K.R., and Adams, M. (1986). ''A new species of green tree frog (Anura: Hylidae) from Queensland, Australia.'' Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 98(2), 63-71.



Written by J-M Hero et al. (m.hero AT mailbox.gu.edu.au), Griffith University
First submitted 2002-04-05
Edited by Ambika Sopory (2008-09-18)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria xanthomera: Orange-thighed Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/1321> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 21, 2017.



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