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

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

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.

Conservation Actions

It is protected within the National Parks in the Wet Tropics.


Jean-Marc Hero, Richard Retallick 2004. Litoria xanthomera. In: IUCN 2014


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