These Australian endemics occur along the northern Queensland coastline between Cooktown and Townsville. It has been recorded from around 100m to 1,500m asl. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 19,600km2.
Habitat and Ecology
The species is confined to dense rainforest where it lives in the tree canopy and descends to the ground only to breed. It emerges after heavy rain. Details of breeding are unknown but are believed to be similar to the very closely related Litoria chloris.
This species is common, predominantly in warmer months.
In the past, loss of habitat from logging was a threat. Now habitat degradation due to tourism in northern Queensland's rainforest is more of a threat.
It is protected within the National Parks in the Wet Tropics.
Jean-Marc Hero, Richard Retallick 2004. Litoria xanthomera. In: IUCN 2014